Item description for On Living Simply: The Golden Voice of John Chrysostom by John Chrysostom & Saint John VII...
Overview These excerpts from the sermons of Saint John Chrysostom bring fourth-century wisdom to 20th century issues. Each serves as a brief introduction to a major spiritual thinker and as a meditation book for daily use.
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Studio: Triumph Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.44" Width: 5.22" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2000
Publisher LIGUORI PUBLICATIONS #1438
ISBN 0764800566 ISBN13 9780764800566
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On Living Simply: The Golden Voice of John Chrysostom Jul 16, 2007
The "timeless" and "insightful" words of St. John Chrysostom in this slim and easily accessible book are inspiring and instructive. Generosity of the rich and gratitude of the poor, war, marriage, hypocrisy of Christians, and even houses and furniture are among the many topics covered--each on less than a page.
St. John Chrysostom is "a man who knows and knows that he knows".
Early Christian Thought Mar 12, 2006
Saint John Chrysostom was an early "corrector" of the Christian faith, in the same manner of Saint Francis of Asissi, but much earlier. He saw the "faith" getting "off-track" and used his considerable speaking and writing talents to attempt to get the church "back on-track".
The author has skillfully and faithfully condensed St. Chrysostom's volumous work into a short and meditative book. This book is for Christians and non-Christians in that the thoughts expressed are universal.
St. Chrysostom's faith and phylosophy from the 5th century are amazingly applicable and edifying to today's world.
Priceless Ancient Christian Wisdom Jan 30, 2006
This is a collection of the writings and sermons of one of the early fathers of the ancient Christian Church. It emphasizes basic Christian beliefs and practices in an often surprising and insightful way needed to navigate todays world.
His writings on marriage, family and social discourse are almost frighteningly applicable to the 21st century. I have passed this book on to priests, monks and others who simply cannot be without it. I have had lay people thank me for the priceless insights into one of the Church's great minds of the 3rd and 4th century.
Perfect for those who love short clips Apr 9, 2003
This is an excellent book for those with little time or who love "snippits". Each page has a title and an outtake from one of St. John's many homilies. Due to its concise nature, this book has been edited and paraphrased by the author (whom isn't an Orthodox Christian if that matters to you)... It is unknown, but hopped, that he kept most, if not all, of the original words and intent... Anyway, this is worth reading and carries some very pertinent advice on "Living Simply".
Timeless Simplicity Sep 5, 2002
On Living Simply is a wonderful way to introduce yourself to the simple eloquence of St. John Chrysostom. His words illustrate his profound insight into life that is as applicable now as when it was origionally recorded in Late Antiquity. If you are interested in Patristic Christian thought or just in Ancient Wisdom, I highly recommend this book to you.