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A Journey Back to Eden

My Life and Times Among the Desert Fathers

By Mark Gruber, M. Michele Ransil

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Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 October 2002
A Journey Back to Eden is a story of spiritual adventure: the account of an American monk who undertook to live for a year among the Coptic monks of Egypt. In their austere desert monasteries these monks maintain a tradition of Christianity that extends back to St. Anthony and the ancient Desert Fathers. Father Gruber's account -- by turns entertaining, poignant, and spiritually challenging -- pens a window on a mysterious world, saturated in prayer and silence, that functions still, as it always has, to awaken hearts to the mercy and power of God.

About the Author

Mark Gruber, O.S.B., is a Benedictine monk and an associate professor of anthropology at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

EAN: 9781570754333
ISBN: 1570754330
Publisher: Orbis Books
Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 1.1 centimetres (0.29 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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