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Overview This collection of short sayings provides a powerful word of wisdom for everyday of the year.
In the first few centuries of Christianity, thousands of believers left the cities for the desert, in order to seek a purer spirituality than they could find among the distractions of ordinary life. Their teachings began our rich heritage of Christian mysticism, and continue to inspire people today who desire to be transformed in the counter-cultural image of Christ.
This collection of short sayings from the desert fathers and mothers provides a powerful word of wisdom for every day of the year. Together, they show us how the desert, or any place of inner solitude, is fertile ground for a relationship with God to grow and flourish.
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Studio: Paraclete Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.1" Width: 5.26" Height: 1.05" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2007
Publisher Paraclete Press (MA)
ISBN 1557255377 ISBN13 9781557255372
Availability 0 units.
More About Bernard Bangley
Bernard Bangley is a recently retired Presbyterian minister who has written for many years. His previous books include Growing in His Image, Spiritual Treasure, Near to the Heart of God, and Talks on the Song of Songs. Educated at Hampden-Sydney College and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, he has held pastorates from the Appalachian Mountains to Sarasota, Florida. He now lives in Lexington, Virginia.
Bernard Bangley currently resides in the state of Virginia. Bernard Bangley was born in 1935.
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wisdom made accessible May 24, 2010
Emulating what Eugene Peterson did for the Bible with The Message, Bernard Bangley has made the sayings of the desert fathers and mothers come alive. These wise sayings, which are difficult to access (at least for me) via direct translation, gain fresh vitality and relevance through Bangley's paraphrasing which conveys the ancient truth in a contemporary idiom that is both poetic and pragmatic. I have found this devotional book to be a wonderful daily guide; indeed, it is one of the most helpful guides for my spiritual journey I have found. I have purchased several to give to friends.