Desert Wisdom: Sayings from the Desert Fathers by Yushi Nomura, Henri J. M. Nouwen

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Desert Wisdom: Sayings from the Desert Fathers
Title:
Desert Wisdom: Sayings from the Desert Fathers
Author:
Yushi Nomura, Henri J. M. Nouwen
ISBN:
0385180780
ISBN13:
978-0385180788
Size PDF:
1897 kb
Size epub:
1344 kb
Publisher:
Doubleday; 1st edition (1982)
Language:
English
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Rating:
3.5
Votes:
366
"As he was dying, Abba Benjamin taught his sons this: Do this, and you'll be saved: Rejoice always, pray constantly, and in all circumstances give thanks".

Each Christian who seeks God through prayer is continuing a tradition that began with the desert fathers and mothers of the fourth and fifth century -- simple peasants whose spiritual progress was marked by inner peace, self-control, poverty, patience, humility, and hospitality. Desert Wisdom contains some hundred "sayings" of the desert fathers, each accompanied by playful illustrations by Japanese artist Yushi Nomura. Bridging East and West, the simple truths of Desert Wisdom remain as fresh and vital to Christians today as they were to the disciples who first heard and recorded them.

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