A recent announcement from Wipf and Stock Publishers:
An Introduction to the Desert Fathers
by Jason Byassee
The desert fathers wanted to get away from a church co-opted by empire and a Christian faith grown cold and listless. Byassee’s introduction to the Sayings of the Desert Fathers is offered in the hope that readers with lives quite different from those third- and fourth-century desert dwellers might nevertheless come to imitate their lives of poverty, chastity, and obedience; and more importantly, that they might grow more imaginative and passionate in their following of the same Lord.
“Jason Byassee is the perfect guide—an intrepid all-terrain interpreter in the heart of the desert.”
—Timothy Larsen, Wheaton College
ISBN 13: 978-1-59752-530-5 / 130 pp / $16 Retail / Paper