Bio: Simon Peter Iredale is a Church of England minister, working as a chaplain in the Royal Air Force. He was educated at Cambridge and Oxford, and the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland, and taught three years in Egypt, during which time he visited the monastic sites where the Desert Saints lived.
Designed for group or individual use, this book on Christian spirituality is based on the wise sayings of the Desert Saints of the third and fourth centuries. Each of the chapters begins with a short collection of sayings organized around a particular theme (prayer, temptation, charity, self-control, endurance, simplicity, silence, and solitude). Then follows a short exposition of the theme, points to consider, a poetic meditation, related scriptural texts, and questions. An introduction to the ... more info>>