In God's Holy Light

Wisdom from the Desert Monastics
Narrated by: Joan Chittister OSB
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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The Desert Monastics, thousands of monks and nuns who lived in the Egyptian wastelands between the third and fifth centuries, have come to be seen as the Olympians of the spiritual life. Renowned spiritual writer Joan Chittister explores the sayings of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, finding wisdom from that ancient tradition that speaks to your life today. With a selection for every week of the year, this popular introduction to a powerful source of Christian wisdom can be a companion to your own spiritual journey.

©2015 Joan Chittister (P)2015 Franciscan Media

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Stop, Think, Pray, and Replay

One of the best books I have on spirituality. Joan Chittister is one of my favorite authors and to hear her give the lessons in the book is very special to me.

The presentation makes me feel like we are sitting together in a nice lounging area and she teaching a small group the lessons in this wonderful book.

Thank you Joan Chittister for such a wonderful and inspiring book that you wrote and performed.

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A book to ponder. Wanting to send it to some family members but they are Protestants who don't understand monastic life. Being a former Catholic ,I have become affiliated with many other churches after my husband divorced me and I chose to remarry (43 years ago)! This book is not so much about monastic life as it is an encouragement to embrace Christ in one another.

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Another good book from Sister Joan

suster Joan.provides a beautiful perspective of the Desert Fzther and Mothers in a way their life can be better understood as a model. I enjoyed hearing her read her story as that gives deeper meaning to the text.

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Egyptian anecdotes twisted to support American liberal politics. And too confidently for someone lecturing on humility.

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One of her best

Thoughtful and meaningful reflections on some of the desert wisdom.
More practical , devotional than scholarly. A good introduction to ttheir wisdom.