Publisher: Templegate Publishing
The way of life of the fourth-century Desert Fathers, with its emphasis on solitude, silence and unceasing prayer, has inspired many modern spiritual writers and seeking Christians. In this book, Benedicta Ward presents some of the best and most illuminating stories and sayings from the desert. Readers will find spiritual wisdom, sharp humor, and startling insight into human nature. These small excerpts provide fruit for daily reflection and can easily fit into the start of even the busiest of days.
Sister Benedicta Ward is a member of the Community of the Sisters of the Love of God, based at Fairacres in Oxford, and lectures in Christian spirituality at Oxford University. She is the translator of The Sayings of the Desert Fathers (Mowbray/Cistercian Studies 1981).
This book is part of the Daily Readings Series edited by Robert Llewelyn, which presents selections from the spiritual classics in a form suitable for daily reading and meditation.