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.