An inspiring snapshot in the development of hagiography from the great preacher of the ancient church. These are sermons that are not only instructive in the development of distinctive Christian doctrines in the early church but also character studies of great Christians in that time. The great hierarch, Saint John Chrysostom, does not disappoint the reader. Few could turn a phrase or convey complex doctrines with the wisdom and clarity of that early preacher. These stories will inspire and inform us today. They are an important lesson in history and a great inspiration to spiritual development in every Christian. Well worth the time spent to study these great lives through some of the greatest sermons in history.