Families are living stories. They tell us where we came from, guide us as we live our lives, and help us see who we could become. Especially priceless are the lives and words of those who came before us. From Christ-followers living near the time of the apostles to the early defenders of the faith, we are enriched by the wise advice and inspiring examples of our Christian ancestors. In the face of heresy and persecution, these saints lived lives faithful to the gospel story.The Book of Saints: The Early Years is a devotional gateway to the thoughts and insights of church leaders and teachers who lived before the middle of the fourth century AD. Living in a pagan world, much like our own, these saintly persons have much to say to us today. Their words and life stories, along with prayers and Scripture selections, are brought together in this book to inspire and challenge us to a life of love and holiness, the great themes of our family story.
Author: Al Truesdale Publisher: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City Published: 10/01/2013 Pages: 224 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.90lbs Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.60d ISBN: 9780834130067
About the Author AL TRUESDALE is emeritus professor of Philosophy of Religion and Christian Ethics at Nazarene Theological Seminary. Truesdale has authored numerous books, including A Dangerous Hope, If God Is God, Then Why?, and With Cords of Love. He and his wife, Esther, live in the historic South Caroline low country.