Ancient Wisdom, Living Fire

Lessons I Learned from the Fathers of the Church
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Publication date: April 3, 2020

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In Ancient Wisdom, Living Fire, bestselling author and multiplatinum recording artist John Michael Talbot reveals how the Church fathers—great martyrs, saints, theologians, and mystics—helped him to become closer to Jesus.

Talbot weaves his own spiritual journey with thirteen lessons he learned from Church Fathers including Sts. Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, and Gregory the Great, explaining how their witness became part of the sure foundation of his own faith and ministry.

The early Church Fathers built on the foundation of Christianity passed down to them by Jesus through the apostles. In this powerful work, John Michael Talbot introduces readers to both well-known and less familiar but highly influential Church Fathers of the first through eighth centuries. These are the great minds and hearts of ancient discipleship that have deeply influenced Talbot’s own spiritual, professional, personal, and religious life. Their words and witness have drawn Talbot closer to Jesus, giving him, and all of us, the guidance, assurance, and wisdom we all seek as we walk with the Lord.

In Ancient Wisdom, Living Fire, Talbot highlights thirteen essential lessons that will show us how to grow closer to Jesus, including:

  • how to be true children of our fathers in faith
  • why prayer is non-negotiable
  • how to choose Christ over everything else
  • why we look to the Virgin Mary
  • how to make room for all in need

You, too, can walk along the path of the ancient fathers with Talbot to become closer to Christ.

Product Details

Pages: 192

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9781594718335

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “This book will give you strength.”

    Ancient Wisdom, Living Fire will renew your spirit and give you fresh enthusiasm to find and live your place in the Church of Jesus Christ. If you’re feeling spiritually weary, this book will give you strength; if you’re already experiencing refreshed spiritual energy, this book will fit in right where you’re at and move you along with increased momentum. Thank you, John Michael, for this beautiful and grace-filled book!”

    James L. Papandrea
    Author of The Early Church

  • “Sing God's praises.”

    “To read this book is to sing God’s praises at times aloud and forever in our heart.”

    Susan Muto
    Dean of the Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality
    Author of Gratefulness

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