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Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert
Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert
by Rowan Williams
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be silent about..., 2 Jan 2004
Despite its title, this is a book not to be silent about! Exploring the sayings of the desert fathers of the fourth and fifth centuries might at first glance seem to be a dry and unrewarding task, but Williams unearths hidden gems for a 21st century audience. Focusing on gaining God in one's neighbour, respecting difference, fleeing from our false ideas of self and finding God where we are, Williams gives a brilliant exposé of the lies we tell ourselve and draws out the grace of God which loves us anyway. Williams's work resonates with the wisdom of the Bible whilst rarely quoting it, and leaves you with a feeling that if Jesus were physically present on earth today, this is what he would say. Eye opening, exciting, and utterly rewarding.

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