Following Christ’s example, many early Christians around the Mediterranean retreated to the desert for contemplation. These were ordinary men and women with a strong spiritual awareness. By the fourth century thousands had endured the rigors of desert survival. While they accepted visitors, they preferred long hours of solitude and quiet. They were not prolific writers. Instead, people jotted down the things they said. These sayings and anecdotes ultimately became parts of written collections. A Little Daily Wisdom from the Early Church gathers the best of this material, expressing it in clear, modern English. Each brief insight becomes a nugget for our own daily meditation throughout a year. With this book we can experience spiritual growth in our own quiet corner of this busy world.
A Little Daily Wisdom from the Early Church is a compact book filled with 365 readings by and about early Christians - those who lived and practiced in the first few centuries after Christ walked the Earth. Each page has a biblical quote, a moral or parable from the lives of early Christians, and a bolded statement condensing the parable's meaning. Filled cover to cover with inspirational quotes, A Little Daily Wisdom from the Early Church a useful resource for deepening one's relationship with God, one day at a time. "Amma Syncletica said, 'Anger is not good. If you become angry, do not allow it to remain with you all day.'" Midwest Book Review