In the Heart of the Desert Paperback

The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

by John Chryssavgis;

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In the Heart of the Desert

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The Desert Fathers and Mothers - those early Christian ascetics who withdrew from the world to seek God - have influenced the spiritual lives of many people, from Saint Augustine to Thomas Merton. Their words, sometimes inspiring and uplifting, sometimes agonisingly painful, sometimes humorous, always speak straight from the heart. They resonate through the centuries because they tell the story of the deserted soul in its pilgrimage from darkness to light, from ignorance to truth, from sin to sanctity. This revised edition of Father John Chryssavgis' fresh and vital introduction to the spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers brings their words to life and provides a key which unlocks their relevance for the reader of today. It also features:*A preface by Sister Benedicta Ward*A translation of the 'reflections' by Abba Zosimas, an early Desert Father*16 Colour photos and illustrations and a map of the ancient Near East*A chronology of the most important Desert fathers and Mothers*A full bibliography*A new extensive index

In the Heart of the Desert by John Chryssavgis was published by World Wisdom Books in September 2008 and is our 5410th best seller. The ISBN for In the Heart of the Desert is 9781933316567.

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Details for In the Heart of the Desert

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherWorld Wisdom Books (September 2008)
EditionRevised ed.
Number of Pages224
Thickness15 mm
Height230 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code1244800
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