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Desert Fathers and Mothers: Early Christian Wisdom Sayings Annotated & Explained

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Timeless and contemplative sayings from the earliest Christian sages of desert spirituality can be a companion on your own spiritual journey.

The desert fathers and mothers were ordinary Christians living in solitude in the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, Syria and Arabia who chose to renounce the world in order to deliberately and individually follow God's call. They embraced
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Skylight Paths Publishing (first published June 8th 2012)
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The Desert Fathers and Mothers left us with over 1000 sayings, which were written down years after the seekers lived in Egypt 4th century. These sayings were words of wisdom given to disciples and visitors. Wonderful approach - the right page gives the saying and the left page explains or enhances the saying and also refers to other books on Desert Wisdom.
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Christine Valters Paintner, PhD is online Abbess at AbbeyoftheArts.com and the author of nine books on contemplative practice and creative expression. She lives in Galway, Ireland where she also writes poetry and leads pilgrimages on the wild west coast with her husband John. Christine is a Benedictine oblate, living out her commitment as a monk in the world.
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