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Augustine as Mentor: A Model for Preparing Spiritual Leaders

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Lauded for his thoughts, Augustine of Hippo (354-430) has influenced virtually every philosopher of the last fifteen hundred years. But his personal character and ministry are even more remarkable, for in a time when most monastery dwellers sought solitude, Augustine was always in the company of friends, visiting disciples and writing mentoring letters to those he knew.

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by B&H Academic
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Nathan Schneider
Feb 16, 2015 Nathan Schneider rated it really liked it
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Encouraging read for leaders. The lessons in mentoring were good, but there was not a lot of evidence of Augustine's mentoring outside of his own writings.
Ruth
Feb 27, 2014 Ruth rated it liked it
I decided back when I took a class from Ed Smither in 2011 that I would eventually read one of his books because I liked his sense of humor and the way his brain worked.

I appreciate the clarity of his writing and found the practical application in the epilogue really useful, but due to my having little prior background in (as well as little particular interest in) 3rd-4th century church practice, I found a few of the sections a bit dry. The dry sections were worth pushing through, though, becaus
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Matt Crawford
Apr 11, 2015 Matt Crawford rated it liked it
Overall it's a good book I will definitely use it in future research however the first half of the book is not about Augustine as a mentor but rather who mentored him, and the examples set forth years before him (definition of a mentor)
Dax Palmer
Apr 26, 2015 Dax Palmer rated it liked it
The content was good. A few nuggets in there. Overall it was pretty good, but the author began to be repetitive during the last couple chapters. Recommend for anyone to get a basic intro to Augustine.
Andrew Choy
Apr 10, 2015 Andrew Choy rated it it was ok
A lot of detailed historical stuff which is good if you want to dig deep. However, the read is a bit too dry.
Christopher
I found it to be a bit boring to say the least. You read about half the book before you even get to Augustine but when you do it is fairly interesting to read about how he made it to become the Bishop of Hippo.
Kristen Davis
Oct 19, 2013 Kristen Davis rated it it was amazing
Very insightful in regard to mentorship in the early church. Definitely worth reading as many points are quite applicable today!
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