The Christian church has a long and rich history, spanning some two thousand years. Over this time it has produced theologies, hymns, confessions, liturgies and catechisms, while its more famous sons and daughters have left a vast legacy of spiritual insight dealing with faith, prayer, meditation, community, witness and practical living. This stirring introduction to pre-Reformation Christianity questions the assumption that where we are w is as good as it gets. Drawing on the wisdom and power of those who have gone before us, it presents a prophetic challenge to contemporary Christian thinking, and opens the way to a richer, fuller life. For each day of the year, the author offers a Bible passage, a related meditation, and a brief concluding thought or reflection.
Charles R. Ringma was born in Holland and is now an Australian citizen. He is Professor Emeritus, Missions and Evangelism at Regent College, Vancouver, and the author of a number of books including Seek the Silences with Thomas Merton (2003) and Hear the Heart Beat with Henri Nouwen (2006), both published by SPCK.