Saturday, April 25, 2015

Book Review: The Ancient Path John Michael Talbot #ChristianBlogger @JMTalbot @BlogForBooks


Our's is an ancient faith.  We share a great tradition with all those that came before us.  We owe and even greater debt to the early church fathers.  Those faithful Christians, who risk martyrdom, to live out a brand new type of faith.  There is a treasure of wisdom and faith to be gathered from the words of these early Christians.

As a protestant, I tried to read this book with an open mind.  I was not at all disappointed.  The author manages to bring out so amazing beauty from these early church fathers.  

As much as a book to share the wisdom of the fathers, this book is a memoir of an amazing spiritual journey.  Born to protestant parents, John Michael Talbot was in search of a greater spiritual life.  A spiritual mentor pointed him to the early church fathers.  In the words of these ancient Christians, he was led to a closer devotion and connection to God.  

He is still on a spiritual journey.  He founded The Brother's and Sister's of Charity.  I have included a link below.  He is struggling to follow the example of the early church father's.

There is a lot of good stuff in this book.  There is so much wisdom that we can learn from these early Christians.  I would encourage anyone that would enjoy a inspiring story of a spiritual journey to consider this book.  Along with the encouragement of his story, is a treasure chest of wisdom of Christians who knew too well the cost of discipleship.  I hope that Christians of all denominational backgrounds would consider this book.  It is definitely not a book I will soon forget. 

The Brothers and Sisters of Charity at Little Portion Hermitage Monastery:  http://littleportion.org/

This title is available at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Path-Lessons-Church-Fathers/dp/0804139954/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430000083&sr=1-1&keywords=the+ancient+path

I received a complimentary copy of this title from Blogging For Books in order to provide this review.

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