The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church

What Did Early Christians Really Believe The Answer Will Surprise and Amaze You The Fathers Know Best Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church is a unique resource that introduces you to the teachings of the first Christians in a way no other work can It is specially designed to make it easy for you to find the information you want and need Amazing feaWhat Did Early Christians Really Believe The Answer Will Surprise and Amaze You The Fathers Know Best Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church is a unique resource that introduces you to the teachings of the first Christians in a way no other work can It is specially designed to make it easy for you to find the information you want and need Amazing features in this fact packed book include More than 900 quotations from the writings of the early Church Fathers, as well as from rare and important documents dating back to the dawn of Christian history.Mini biographies of nearly 100 Fathers, as well as descriptions of dozens of key early councils and writings.A concise history of the dramatic spread of Christianity after Jesus told his disciples to evangelize all nations.Special maps showing you where the Fathers lived, including many little known and long vanished locations.A guide to nearly 30 ancient heresies, many of which have returned to haunt the modern world.The Fathers teaching on nearly 50 topics, including modern hot button issues like abortion, homosexuality, and divorce.This groundbreaking work presents the teachings of the early Christians in a way unlike any other book It flings open the doors of the crucial but little known age covering the birth of Christianity and the triumphant march of the gospel throughout the ancient world.
The Fathers Know Best Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church What Did Early Christians Really Believe The Answer Will Surprise and Amaze You The Fathers Know Best Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church is a unique resource that introduces you

  • Title: The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church
  • Author: Jimmy Akin Marcus Grodi
  • ISBN: 9781933919348
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church”

    1. This book is more than just a collection of quotes from the Church Fathers. The first major section contains a lot of information on the Church Fathers and related subjects. Ably and fully answered is the definition of what the definition is of a Church Father in the first place compared to who would come under the column of an ecclesial writer. A list of the Church Fathers along with short biographies and the time frame is provided along with other useful lists concerning the various councils a [...]

    2. Excellent introduction to the understanding the early church fathers, how they viewed the sacraments, the church, the scriptures, the creeds, response to heresies. Many will be surprised at how dismiliar their views were from those following the Protestant Reformation. Although written from a Catholic perspective, those in the Orthodox or high-church Anglican tradition will find much familiar territory here.

    3. In the last few months I have finished three books by Jimmy Akin. Each has been a great read in its own way, but this particular book I loved. Having spent over 20 years in University as an undergrad, and 10 of that part time working on a religious Studies Degree, with a focus on Roman Catholic Thought, I have encountered the church fathers a number of times. I have read a few different collections of sayings of the church fathers and sections of a number of other books by and about the Desert F [...]

    4. Similar to other books in my library, Mr. Akins divides the quotations attributed to the Church Fathers by topic. This section is found in Part Two, the largest portion of the book. Topics in Part Two are: God, Creation, The Sources of Faith, The Church and the Pope, Morality, Sacraments and Worship, Mary, the Saints, the Miraculous and The Last Things. Topics are further broken down into subtopics, some of which cover the so-called hot topics of the day: female ordination, the permanence of mar [...]

    5. Excellent reference book. Jimmy organizes the writings of the early Church Fathers into a table of contents that resembles the Apostles Creed that walks the reader through the Faith. He writes a brief intro to each theological chapter, including helpful contextual information, and then lets loose with four or five pages of 500 years worth of Church Fathers' quotes, boiled down to just those parts relevant to the subject at hand. A few of the nearly 1,000 quotes seemed to reach for its connection [...]

    6. Not really meant to be read cover to cover but can bring great insight into the Catholic faith. I really enjoyed it and will probably use it as a reference for the rest of my life.

    7. This book rocks! I helped the author on it and I'm credited in the intro (one of my proudest career achievements). Anyway, this book traces doctrines of the Catholic Church like the authority of the Pope, Marian doctrines, and hot button issues like abortion, by tracing them back in time using the writings of the early Christians. There are over 900 quotes from "Church Fathers." If you're interested in finding out how Catholic the early Christians were, this book is awesome.

    8. This is another book I'll keep on my shelf to use as a reference. There's a short bio on the Church fathers followed by their writings on many topics that concern us today.

    9. Interesting book full of writings of the church fathers - some of whom I had heard of but never read. Organized well to help with understanding.

    10. This is really more of a reference book, and I didn’t read every part. But it’s perfect in what it attempts: a compilation of Church Fathers’ writings organized by topic with an explanation, in addition to an introduction of the Fathers themselves and how we regard them.

    11. This is a great resource for those interested in the early church. As Akin explains in the introduction, it is a handbook not a book really meant to be read from cover to back. Serving this function, it is amazing. I have used it multiple times when talking with people about what the early actually believed. The maps are also helpful, as I have been unable to find maps like those in my brief searches before having this book. While this book is great to go to when you need to understand the early [...]

    12. Even though this book read similar to a reference book, I firmly believe that it should be taught in Catholic schools. I am still annoyed that when I attended Catholic school, I read the classics in History and English class, but when it came to religion, I was handed glorified picture books. This book deals with what was taught immediately after (and during at times) the Christian Scriptures. I really enjoy it when some of the writers point out that they knew what the Apostles said because they [...]

    13. This is a compilation of Early Church Father's writings on many church topics. It is organized by topic, so you can look up a subject and then read everything the Father's had to say about it, e.g. baptism, Mary, Eucharist, mortal sin, etc. I haven't read this book cover to cover, I use it as a reference resource. You can read my conversion story here: Teawithabbey/Grace

    14. I enjoyed learning about where the teachings of our early Church Fathers took place. I also enjoyed learning about the Church councils and the heresies they condemned. However, the actual writings of the Church Fathers are long and repetitive. I found myself reading Jimmy Akin's introdruction to each chapter and briefly skimming over the actual writings of the Church Fathers.

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