Journey Back To Eden: My Life and Times Among the Desert Fathers


Author: Mark Gruber
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 9781570754333
Format: Paperback
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In their austere desert monasteries Coptic monks maintain a tradition of Christianity that extends back to St. Anthony and the ancient Desert Fathers.  Gruber’s journey began almost accidentally as part of his doctoral research, but it became much more. His account of his year’s sojourn—entertaining, poignant, and spiritually challenging—opens a window on a mysterious world, saturated in prayer and silence, that functions as it always has to awaken hearts to the mercy and power of God.