Getting to know the Church Fathers means getting to know our own roots. It means knowing more deeply who we are as we learn more and more about who they are. The early Christians are our ancestors, our common genealogy, our family. When we look to our roots, what do we see?
That's what Mike Aquilina shows you in this book. The Fathers managed to pull off an amazing achievement. They converted the pagan world in a mere two and a half centuries. They did it without any resources, without any social or political power. They did it with the most primitive communications media. Yet their Church sustained a steady growth rate of 40 percent per decade over the course of those centuries. Maybe there's something we can learn from them. This book is a journey into that world, a tour where your guides are the Fathers.
©2012 Mike Aquilina (P)2013 Mike Aquilina
This is a shorter book that is a more historical description of early Christians and the challenges they faced as opposed to early church theology. I found it complimentary to "When the Church Was Young".
You will not learn a great deal on any church father, but what you know about the early church fathers will be enriched by understanding them in a deeper historical context.
Not really time well spent. I wanted information about the "Fathers" of the church; I feel that I could have gotten much more from a book that focused on the Fathers.
The sermon and reading list of the last two sessions had little to do with the Fathers.
I really didn't know what the book was about or if I would enjoy. Well, I did. This book has a lot to offer. Go ahead and read it multiple times so that you can get the most out of it.
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