Visitors to the Egyptian and Palestinians wilderness in the fourth century, would ask the elder monks for ‘a word’. The ‘words’ given them, flowed out of the prayer and spiritual lives, communal wisdom and understanding of scripture of the Desert Fathers – Echoes of the Word indeed.
In the 45 meditations, Bianchi draws inspiration from the collection of ‘words’- the pearls of wisdom’, synthesizing patristic and monastic wisdom and applying it to today’s word, helping our generation walk our journey, giving direction to our inner life, and assisting us build a conviction that life has meaning .
This book is to be read and savoured and then re-read. Bianchi himself says the reader will at times find him or herself returning to terrain already travelled, but each time a different perspective is revealed, the point of view changes and a different choice is made at the crossroad.”