DRINKING FROM THE HIDDEN FOUNTAIN: A PATRISTIC BREVIARY, ANCIENT WISDOM FOR TODAY&RSQUO;S WORLD BY THOMAS SPIDL&IACUTE;K
Here, for those without the benefit of extensive patristic libraries, are daily readings from the lifeblood of patristic literature. Each month`s readings are based on a theme: the glory of creation or pleas for God`s mercy or the role of Christ`s Church. The translations are readable, the selections memorable, and the careful organization of the selections lends more coherence to them than in many similar works.
Sparkling in the ancient texts of the Fathers of the Church—the bishop, monks and theologians who wrote during the first formative six christian centuries—is a fountain of wisdom overflowing with spiritual nourishment for the world today. By presenting a passage for meditation each day through the year, the volume offers an introduction both to the Fathers and to monastic lectio. It speaks not only to the individual seekers but also to those who guide others along the paths of the spirit.