Within these pages lay some the greatest ascetic wisdom a pen has ever etched.This volume continues the work initiated in Book 2 Volume 3 of this series. What is within these pages are the words, thoughts and lives of some of the greatest men and women who left everything in the known world to find their calling within the desert. Some were wealthy, some were not, what mattered most was their inner commitment to God and the acceptance of the ascetic passage in their quest for unification with God. From within the rugged terrain of the, Lower Egyptian to the Sinai Desert, these individuals came to live out there remaining existence among the most barren and hospitable area. Such things were in stark contrast to the glories of Rome. Without these vary individuals within this book, what we have come to know and treasure, as our Christian doctrine and heritage would not be as it is today. These men have helped shape our understanding of God and how to approach Him.
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