On the Acquisition of Christian Books

The acquisition of Christian books is necessary for those who can use them; for the very sight of them renders us less inclined to sin and incites us to believe more firmly in righteousness.”

— St. Epiphanius
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  • http://swshinn.com S. W. Shinn

    Like icons, Christian books can be tangible points of grace in our lives. What a great quote! (Also, I'm an Orthodox Christian, so the St. Epiphanius quote especially resonates with me).

  • http://evaulian-thebestoftheworst.blogspot.com/ Eva Ulian

    I wonder if blogs and the likes have the same effect?

  • http://rosacola.blogspot.com Rocco

    Who needs books and icons when you can have a relationship with the Beloved, the One who calls us His beloved!

  • http://swshinn.com S. W. Shinn

    Ah, but book and icons are not mutually exclusive to have a relationship with Christ, rather they are spiritual tools to aid in that relationship. I suspect perhaps you have a Bible, and in your church you have a cross? ^_^

  • http://www.paulwallis.net Paul Anthony Wallis

    Hang on; which book market was Epiphanius discussing?! His statement is not a carte blanche. What he states is certainly a good goal for our writing and publishing efforts. He is not grading our performance! Thanks Epiphanius. Will strive for that goal.

  • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

    I ponder if write -ups have the same influence over us?