A Year with the Church Fathers: Patristic Wisdom for Daily Living (Paperbound)
By Mike Aquilina
Times change, but human nature does not. Neither do the daily struggles that all Christians experience in their walk with the Lord. Today as two thousand years ago we fight anger, pride, lust, spiritual sloth. Now as then we strive to be more diligent in prayer, more faithful to the commandments, more patient and charitable toward others. And in our time, no less than in the earliest centuries of Christianity, we need wise guidance to direct us on the road to holiness.
In A Year with the Church Fathers, popular Patristics expert Mike Aquilina gathers the wisest, most practical teachings and exhortations from the Fathers of the Church, and presents them in a format perfect for daily meditation and inspiration. The Fathers were the immediate inheritors of the riches of the Apostolic Age, and their intimacy with the revelation of Jesus Christ is beautifully evident throughout their theological and pastoral writings: a profound patrimony that is ours to read and cherish and profit from.
About te Author:
Mike is author or editor of more than a dozen books on Catholic history, doctrine, devotion and Church Fathers, including A Year with the Church Fathers (Saint Benedict Press), A Year with the Angels (Saint Benedict Press) and Entertaining Angels (Catholic Scripture Study International). He is vice president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology based in Steubenville, Ohio.
Mike is co-host, with Scott Hahn, of The Lamb's Supper (2001), Hail, Holy Queen (2002), First Comes Love (2003), Lord, Have Mercy (2004), and Swear to God (2005) all airing on EWTN. He also appears regularly as a panelist on "The Weekly Roman Observer" broadcast by Catholic Familyland Network.
Mike's career in publishing spans two decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in many periodicals and journals in the United States and abroad.
Item No: SB4188 (Grouped)
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC
Imprint: Saint Benedict Press
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
An Excerpt From this Book:
"Some people who think themselves naturally gifted donât want to touch either philosophy or logic. They donât even want to learn natural science. They demand bare faith aloneâas if they wanted to harvest grapes right away without putting any work into the vine. We must prune, dig, trellis, and do all the other work. I think youâll agree the pruning knife, the pickaxe, and the farmerâs tools are necessary for growing grapevines, so that they will produce edible fruit. And as in farming, so in medicine: the one who has learned something is the one who has practiced the various lessons, so that he can cultivate or heal. And here, too, I say youâre truly educated if you bring everything to bear on the truth. Taking whatâs useful from geometry, music, grammar, and philosophy itself, you guard the Faith from assault."
â St. Clement of Alexandria, p. 13