The Field

The Field The Spiritual Harvest Requires A Heart That Is Harrowed By Repentance, Softened By Compunction, And Irrigated By Tears The Field Is A Place Of Cultivation And Of Battle In This Volume The Nineteenth Century Christian Saint And Teacher Ignatius Brianchaninov Instructs His Reader In The Cultivation Of The Field Of Their Hearts, With The Aim Of Producing A Harvest Of Virtues Both Pleasing To God And Of Benefit To All Humankind Drawing On His Own Military Background St Ignatius Recognizes That This Cultivation Requires Discipline And Awareness Of The Enemies That Thwart Our Efforts To Live A Holy Life His Words Combine Spiritual Wisdom With Reflections On Nature That Hint At The Joy Awaiting Those Who Embrace The Saint S Call The Field Draws Deeply On The Teachings Of The Ascetic Fathers Of The Church, From The Desert Dwellers Of Scetis In Egypt To His Russian Contemporaries The Optina Elders He Demonstrates How Their Voice Is One In Guiding Us On The Christian Path It Will Be Impossible For Either Lay People Or Monastics To Read These Words Without Being Challenged And Inspired To Follow Christ Fully In Cultivating The Field Of Their Own Life This book is a deep treasury of truth It should be read in a slow pace prayerfully to aquire all of its benefits It might shatter some delusions you may have about life and yourself, so be warned It s not for someone who is careless about things St Ignatius Brianchaninov is a true expo
A book to read in small bites and allow to settle I found many items for prayer. What a treasury of knowledge The author, St Ignatius, was a living link to the Patristic mindset of the Church I couldn t help but be convicted of my sin by every page.Also very interesting to note his ideas about the decline in Orthodoxy and in monasticism in Imp
Excellent book about monasticism

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • The Field
  • Ignatius Brianchaninov
  • 03 October 2017
  • 9780884653769