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Desert Wisdom: Sayings from the Desert Fathers

by Henri J.M. Nouwen , Yushi Nomura, Henri Nouwen

Desert Wisdom: Sayings from the Desert Fathers
Publication date: 2001-03-29
Number of pages: 224
ISBN: 9781570753718
"As he was dying, Abba Benjamin taught his sons this: Do this, and you'll be saved: Rejoice always, pray constantly, and in all circumstances give thanks".

Each Christian who seeks God through prayer is continuing a tradition that began with the desert fathers and mothers of the fourth and fifth century -- simple peasants whose spiritual progress was marked by inner peace, self-control, poverty, patience, humility, and hospitality. Desert Wisdom contains some hundred "sayings" of the desert fathers, each accompanied by playful illustrations by Japanese artist Yushi Nomura. Bridging East and West, the simple truths of Desert Wisdom remain as fresh and vital to Christians today as they were to the disciples who first heard and recorded them.Henri J.M. Nouwen, Yushi Nomura, Henri Nouwen