The Ancient Path: Old Lessons from the Church Fathers for a New Life Today
by John Michael Talbot
I received this book a LONG time ago and really took some time to digest it’s content. Growing up in a home full of jesus movement hippies, I knew who John Michael talbot was but I didn’t know his story. This story was somehow familiar to me in that I grew up slowly dipped into the culture and history of the church fathers.
John michael talbot takes us on a journey showing the reader that those men were actually humans. He writes about their stories, what they had to say and how they lived in a beautiful way. However, it is the tie in to his own journey that is remarkable. He writes how their stories shaped his story and his testimony.
As a pastor there were many many things I could pull out of the text and learn from. The biggest I would say is a reminder that so many went before us and dug the wells of the faith… not so we could dig more but so we could pull out the living water. It is in the foundation of the church fathers that we build our gospel journey and rooted in christ.
I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
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