The Communion of Love
Item No. 000365
by Matthew the Poor, with a foreword by Henri Nouwen
This collection of writings by Matthew the Poor focuses on the living Christ of history: His Nativity, Passion, Resurrection, Ascension, and relation to the Church and the Holy Spirit in dogmatic and ascetical theology. Revealing the essence of the Christian life in simple yet profound images, Matthew's discourses on humility, repentance, asceticism, fasting, suffering, and unity convey the Gospel message in powerful terms to modern man.
About the author: Known in the West as Matthew the Poor, Abba Matta is widely regarded as the greatest Egyptian elder since St. Antony the Great. He produced a huge and varied body of work in Arabic, only a little of which has been translated into English. In addition, a great many of his informal talks to monks and visitors were recorded. He had a marvelous ability to communicate the deepest spiritual truths in the simplest and most practical language, making them accessible to laypeople as well as monastics. He speaks to the heart rather than the head, gently exhorting the reader to pursue a deeper life in Christ.
Author: Matthew the Poor
Paperback: 234 pages
Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5