Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The Ancient Path by John Michael Talbot
I have often wondered if Christianity has lost its way from its roots. Has it become distanced for those who first spread the Good News?
In his book, John Michael Talbot tells of how his faith became cold and then rekindled it with his love of the church fathers.
While coming from a Roman Catholic perspective, he mentions how the church fathers were instrumental in his return to his faith.
What he discusses is how the church fathers had a wisdom about them that is rarely seen today. I agree. There is power in the depths of those that have gone before.
While I do hold to the Roman Catholic understanding of Christianity, I do agree that great people of the faith that have gone before should be consulted for growth and maturity. I myself am being drawn to those who spent their all pursuing God. What this book did was challenge me to continue my pursuit of God and to read about those who have done the same.