In A Year With The Fathers: Patristic Wisdom For Daily Living, Mike Aquilina, popular author on Patristics, gathers the wisest, most practical teachings and exhortations from the Fathers of the Church, and presents them in a format perfect for daily meditation and inspiration.
Learn to humbly accept correction from St Clement of Rome. Let Tertullian teach you how to clear your mind before prayer. Read St Gregory the Great and deepen your love of the Eucharist. Do you suffer from pain or illness? St John Chrysostom's counsels will refresh you. Do you have trouble curbing your appetite for food and other fleshly things? St John Cassian will teach you the true way to moderation and self-control.
A Year With The Church Fathers is different from a study guide and more than a collection of pious passages. It is a year long retreat that in just a few minutes every day will lead you on a journey of contemplation, prayer, resolution, and spiritual growth that is guaranteed to bring you closer to God and His Truth.
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See also the companion book: A Year With The Angels
|By:||Deborah Pawloski (Grand Rapids, MI, August 30, 2015)|
|Review:||In reading this, it has been a blessing to know that what we are experiencing in our walk of faith today - has already been walked by God's good and faithful Church Fathers. They shine the light of truth to guide our path. Thank you Mike Aquilina for putting this together in a user friendly format!|
|By:||Ralph James (Andover, MN, May 8, 2015)|
|Review:||I've enjoyed the readings so far. The book arrived in a timely manner and without any damage. It will be a good companion throughout the year.|
|By:||Jim (Ventura, December 16, 2014)|
|Review:||This is a great book, beautifully bound, quality paper, with beautiful illustrations on every other page. The book is of outstanding quality and is designed to be used year after year after year. Most important of all, the quotes taken from our church fathers are profound, meriting our daily meditation, and will aid our understanding of Christ and the Christian message.|
|By:||Caroline (Pittsburgh, PA, April 5, 2012)|
|Review:||Purchased on line for my husband's birthday. Also had it gift-wrapped. The blue wrap is very attractive and nicely wrapped. The gift card was a religious one, which was a very nice surprise. The book is soft leather bound and beautifully printed. Would definitely recommend to anyone.|
|By:||PJG (Atlanta, Georgia, March 20, 2012)|
|Review:||If you are looking for an unusual gift for Confirmation or RCIA this is a good one. Best Uses: Great for Confirmation; Pros: Beautiful cover, Easy To Read, Engraving available, Wisdom of Church fathers|
|By:||Ro the Grandma (Rockland county, March 12, 2012)|
|Review:||I read one entry every day. Great food for thought. Elegant book beautifully made Best Uses: DAILY READING; Pros: GREAT BOOK, Quality material|
|By:||Jim the Ranger (Greeley, CO, January 4, 2012)|
|Review:||I am using it daily and find it very insightful. It is a good look at the Fathers. It is well done. I also like the binding and cover.|
|By:||Carmencita (France, September 7, 2011)|
|Review:||THIS IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL BOOK. I AM SO LUCKY TO HAVE FOUND IT. I would like to thank you all for your excellent service. God Bless.|
|By:||Mel (Charlottesville, VA, May 13, 2011)|
|Review:||Presented to my husband as an RCIA gift and he has read it regularly since Easter. Pros: Good RCIA gift|
|By:||debpaw (Caledonia, MI, March 28, 2011)|
|Review:||I can hardly wait to get up and start my day with the early Church Fathers! Mike has masterfully put together a book that lets me pear into the their world, without being overwhelming. It is beautiful and well written - helps me put my thinking in the right direction! Thanks Mike. Best Uses: Daily meditation, Good way to start day; Cons: none; Pros: Beautiful leather cover, Good Presentation, Thought provoking|
|By:||Eureka (New York, January 15, 2011)|
|Review:||The writings in this book are so profond and day by day the Church Fathers impart their loving wisdom like the benign Spiritual Fathers that they are. I read each passage on its appointed day. And then review the headings for the previous day - hence I am like a workman who under divine guidance is building his house of life. Best Uses: Daily Use; Pros: Beautiful leather cover, Excellent selection of re, Printed in USA|
|By:||Fran (Puerto Rico, January 12, 2011)|
|Review:||This will really help me through personal growth. My husband is also reading it and we discuss the topics!|
|By:||MP (Lansdale, PA, January 11, 2011)|
|Review:||My husband and I read from it daily. We are enjoying it. Love the thought provoking question and prayer at the end of each days reading.|
|By:||Love the Fathers (Houston, TX, November 10, 2010)|
|Review:||Leather-bound book is a beautiful gift! My husband loves the daily readings. A highly readable version of the teachings of the Church Fathers.|