Desert Wisdom: Sayings from the Desert Fathers

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Yushi Nomura
Orbis Books, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 122 pages
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"As he was dying, Abba Benjamin taught his sons this: Do this, and you'll be saved: Rejoice always, pray constantly, and in all circumstances give thanks".

Each Christian who seeks God through prayer is continuing a tradition that began with the desert fathers and mothers of the fourth and fifth century -- simple peasants whose spiritual progress was marked by inner peace, self-control, poverty, patience, humility, and hospitality. Desert Wisdom contains some hundred "sayings" of the desert fathers, each accompanied by playful illustrations by Japanese artist Yushi Nomura. Bridging East and West, the simple truths of Desert Wisdom remain as fresh and vital to Christians today as they were to the disciples who first heard and recorded them.

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User Review  - Benjamin Vineyard - Goodreads

Desert Wisdom by Nouwen/Nomura The images and the words have shaped my soul. I'd pause often, reflecting. I craved the life these desert monastics strove for, wondering where my deserts might be. They ... Read full review

Review: Desert Wisdom: Sayings from the Desert Fathers

User Review  - Benjamin Vineyard - Goodreads

Desert Wisdom by Nouwen/Nomura The images and the words have shaped my soul. I'd pause often, reflecting. I craved the life these desert monastics strove for, wondering where my deserts might be. They ... Read full review

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PREEACE
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This is a book with stories from the desert They
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About the author (2001)

He was born in the Netherlands in 1932. An ordained priest and gifted teacher, he taught at several universities including Notre Dame, Harvard and Yale. He was a missionary in Peru. He died of a heart attack in 1996.

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