GEORGE D. AGOURIDES, APOSTOLIC FATHERS
Title: Fruit of the Spirit : The Wisdom of the Apostolic Fathers for Our Time
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: B H B Distribution October 2003
1928653138 / 9781928653134
Seller ID: 20070607108632
Many people find both inspiration and solace when reading Christian classics. And while most readers today have at least some familiarity with the New Testament, few have any experience with other Christian literature from that period or beyond. Fruit of the Spirit: Wisdom from the Apostolic Fathers is a fascinating compilation of the writings of various Christian authors of the first and second centuries. The most notable of these writers are Clement of Rome, Polycarp, Ignatius of Antioch, Barnabas, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Athenagoras and Clement of Alexandria, as well as some other lesser-known individuals all of whom are included in this new book. The sayings collected for this volume offer a wonderful insight into the Apostolic Fathers' perspectives on how to live our lives as Christians day to day. Editor George Zgourides has chosen as his organizing theme Paul's texts on the "fruit" of the Holy Spirit, and presents various instructive and inspirational sayings from this very early group of Christian authors on such attributes as love, peace, patience, gentleness, and righteousness. These sayings provide a glimpse into some of the deepest thoughts of these early followers of Christ, and stand as a testimony to their dedication to the growing Christian faith of their day. For those readers who desire to look deeper into themselves and their own faith, Fruit of the Spirit: Wisdom from the Apostolic Fathers will prove to be a readable, thought-provoking, and personal guide.