Mike Aquilina recently asked on his blog to make this video go viral. It is the trailer for Mike’s latest book, A Year With The Fathers: Patristic Wisdom For Daily Living. Well, since one of the aims of this blog is to introduce people to the Early Church Fathers, I could hardly refuse!
I’ve read most of Mike’s books – he really is the go-to guy for getting into Patristics. In his new book he “gathers the wisest, most practical teachings and exhortations from the Fathers of the Church, and presents them in a format perfect for daily meditation and inspiration”.
“Learn to humbly accept correction from St Clement of Rome. Let Tertullian teach you how to clear your mind before prayer. Read St Gregory the Great and deepen your love of the Eucharist. Do you suffer from pain or illness? St John Chrysostom’s counsels will refresh you. Do you have trouble curbing your appetite for food and other fleshly things? St John Cassian will teach you the true way to moderation and self-control”
This is one of my biggest reasons for loving the Fathers – they have so much practical wisdom to share with us in our day-to-day lives. Needless to say once I’ve finished this blog entry I’m going to Amazon to order a copy 🙂