The Ancient Path was not quite what I was expecting. I was expecting the book to contain more and longer excerpts from the Church Fathers. I was expecting more of a history lesson. But I am happy with what I got.
Essentially this book is an autobiography with bits of the Church Fathers sprinkled in. This convert to the Church has led an interesting life. He illustrates at every turn how the Church Fathers influenced and inspired him. Perhaps instead of expecting a history book, I should have paid more attention to the title. He truly did show how a bunch of old men centuries ago still have something to say to today’s world. He showed the value in traveling a more ancient path.
Regardless of your place in life, the Church Fathers have something to say. They speak of perennial issues such as community and the search for God. Anyone who loves Catholic spirituality will get something out of this book.
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