By Way of the Desert: 365 Daily Readings

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Paraclete Press, Jan 1, 2007 - Religion - 388 pages
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In the first few centuries of Christianity, thousands of believers left the cities for the desert, in order to seek a purer spirituality than they could find among the distractions of ordinary life. Their teachings began our rich heritage of Christian mysticism, and continue to inspire people today who desire to be transformed in the counter-cultural image of Christ. This collection of short sayings from the desert fathers and mothers provides a powerful word of wisdom for every day of the year. Together, they show us how the desert, or any place of inner solitude, is fertile ground for a relationship with God to grow and flourish.

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Bernard Bangley received a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College and an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary. During his years as a Presbyterian minister, Rev. Bangley authored and edited a large number of books, including Christian Classics in Modern English, Getting Along When You Feel Like Getting Even, Authentic Devotion, Rooted in Faith: Meditations from the Reformers and Radiance. Rev. Bangley lives in Lexington, Virginia.

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