Ancient Wisdom, Living Fire: Lessons I Learned from the Fathers of the Church
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"John Michael Talbot and Mike Aquilina skillfully interweave their own spiritual journey with thirteen lessons they have learned from great martyrs, saints, theologians, and mystics and explain how their witness became part of the sure foundation of their own faith and ministry"--
In Ancient Wisdom, Living Fire, bestselling author and multiplatinum recording artist John Michael Talbot reveals how the Church fathers--great martyrs, saints, theologians, and mystics--helped him to become closer to Jesus.
Talbot weaves his own spiritual journey with thirteen lessons he learned from Church Fathers including Sts. Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, and Gregory the Great, explaining how their witness became part of the sure foundation of his own faith and ministry.
The early Church Fathers built on the foundation of Christianity passed down to them by Jesus through the apostles. In this powerful work, John Michael Talbot introduces readers to both well-known and less familiar but highly influential Church Fathers of the first through eighth centuries. These are the great minds and hearts of ancient discipleship that have deeply influenced Talbot's own spiritual, professional, personal, and religious life. Their words and witness have drawn Talbot closer to Jesus, giving him, and all of us, the guidance, assurance, and wisdom we all seek as we walk with the Lord.
In Ancient Wisdom, Living Fire, Talbot highlights thirteen essential lessons that will show us how to grow closer to Jesus, including:
- how to be true children of our fathers in faith
- why prayer is non-negotiable
- how to choose Christ over everything else
- why we look to the Virgin Mary
- how to make room for all in need
You, too, can walk along the path of the ancient fathers with Talbot to become closer to Christ.