Dec. 3 – Andrew Arndt – Streams in the Wasteland [Advent Calendar]

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December 3

 

Streams in the Wasteland: Finding Spiritual Renewal with the Desert Fathers and Mothers

Andrew Arndt

Paperback: NavPress, 2022
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I’m always on the lookout for ancient wisdom made accessible to our contemporary world. Not everyone does this well. Andrew Arndt does. Andrew has given us a great gift in re-presenting “desert spirituality” for this generation. In these pages, you’ll find the nourishment your soul longs for.
 
– Rich Villodas,
lead pastor of New Life Fellowship and author of The Deeply Formed Life

 
We need community as much as we need silence and solitude, but Arndt argues, we need a particular type—and that’s the thing I’ve been longing for all my life: “We need wise, thoughtful, deep, honest community,” he says. “Community that can hold the emerging faith of young adults, the many difficulties associated with marriage and family and work, the doubts and questions of the saints as they arise and as they (often) become more pronounced over the years—without hitting the panic button. Community that offers an open heart, a listening ear, and wise counsel (where called for).” A church that does these things and does them well would be truly irresistible.
 
– from our review by Jamie A. Hughes
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