Nov 17, 2017

Fruits, Berries and Melons! Dr. Robert Morse

Fruits, Berries and Melons humans natural food!

   For the past month and a half I have been studying the teachings of Dr. Robert Morse N.D. I stumbled upon him after beginning research on how to cure or get rid of my thyroid nodules. I will spare you the details of my condition but that is pretty much it. This article is about some of the things I have learned from him as well as resources where you can learn too.

   I have always ate a pretty healthy diet with emphasis on whole grains, vegetables, some meat and dairy. I have always prepared my families foods from scratch or purchased a healthier option. Have we been perfect? No way. But as far as the Standard American Diet goes I have always been on the healthier side. Yet, weight gain, low blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, low TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and three thyroid nodules is what I have to show for it. I know some people who are in the same and even worse position who have cancer, heart disease or diabetes to show for there "healthy" diets. 

   I thought, there has to be more to health than that. In fact what our medical community and governments see as "healthy" is actually nothing but a lack of a medical diagnoses. A few trips to the doctor, along with some testing will fix that real good! DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT SAYING DON'T GO TO THE DOCTOR IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY OR LEGITIMATE MEDICAL NEED. I am saying that you are your best advocate to your health and you know when something isn't right with your body especially if you learn what to look for and how to properly cure it. 

   In his book The Detox Miracle Sourcebook: Raw Foods and Herbs for Complete Cellular Regeneration, Dr Morse says "Energy or the destruction of energy results from what we eat, drink, breathe, put on our skin, and from what we think and feel. These are the six ways we either make ourselves healthy, and vital, or sick and weak."

   Diseases don't just happen! Disease or what we think of a disease as being is simply our body trying to tell us something. And "disease" often times takes a lifetime or many years to develope. Obviously the sooner you can recognize problems the sooner and easier you can cure it. It's very simple. If you are suffering from any of the thousands of health conditions that plague our societies than this is for you.

   I have been studying holistic health for a long time and no one that I have come across before Dr. Morse has made so much sense to me. His teachings are about simplicity and helping our body to help itself. Our bodies are nothing short of miracles capable of curing itself. But in order to do that you have to give it what it needs. You wouldn't put peanut butter in your gas tank and expect it to run properly would you? The same goes for our body. If we don't put the right things in and on our body, it won't run properly and we will begin to see problems. "What you eat has a direct effect upon your health." This is true despite what medical doctors may say to you. In fact any doctor that denies this is not worth your time.

Dr. Morse and many others (especially his students on YouTube) teach that a raw vegan diet that is low in protein is the way to go. You also need to avoid health food junk food like tofu, all natural packaged foods, protein shakes, etc.. He teaches that human beings are frugivores by nature and that anything outside of that is toxic to us. This means that raw fruits, berries and melons are our primary food. Raw veggies are also a food source for us but only to be eaten when you are in between detox fasting. Spinach, kale and green leafy veggies alike are your best choices.

Try this for a week and feel the difference! Try consuming raw fruits all day and for dinner have a nice raw spinach and veggie salad with lemon juice for dressing. Stay away from anything packaged. Keep it raw and simple! Cooking renders foods carcinogenic and also promotes acidosis in our systems. "Human beings are the only species that feels like we have to destroy our food before we eat it!" Yes it will be a challenge but haven't you had enough? Let this be a lesson in detachment for you. Begin to detach from worldly foods and experience true health!

Acidosis has to do with the acid build up in our bodies and the cause of all diseases. I have learned that all cancer is are damaged cells and cells can regenerate if given the proper environment. "There is no magic or mystery to health or disease. Disease is a natural process! When we understand how the body works, and what causes the tissues in the body to fail, we will then understand what causes disease symptoms and how to revers it." Allopathic medicine (what we know as traditional medicine) only knows how to treat symptoms (diseases) and has very limited understanding of how the body really works. Whereas the holistic approach is concerned with the cause of the symptoms and eliminating the cause, to eliminate the symptoms or diseases.

I don't know about you but I don't want to go to the doctor with a specific list of symptoms, be diagnosed with a "disease" and given pharmaceutical products to treat my symptoms only while ignoring the cause of the symptoms. This approach cures nothing and only leaves people dependent on drugs for the rest of their lives in most cases, and a lifetime of more sickness! I know, you know what I'm talking about. How many people do you know who are stuck in what I call the "Pharmaceutical Vortex." You may be in one right now! I know, because I was in one once and thank God I am out of it. And doctors don't stop trying to get you locked into one.

Dr Morse teaches that detoxification and the regeneration of cells is the only way to true health and healing! That is what his book is all about I highly recommend that you get a hold of one. I have provided a couple links on this post for you to do just that. Also see the YouTube links so you can learn from Dr. Morse yourself.

Here are some bullet points to help you understand the basics of what Dr. Morse is teaching...

  • Raw fruits, veggies, herbs is primary food/medicine for humans. 
  • Humans are frugivores!
  • We shouldn't destroy our food before we eat it. GO RAW! 
  • Meat and dairy is highly acid forming foods not suitable for a frugivore.
  • The cause of all illness and "disease" is acidosis.
  • Treat the cause not the symptoms.
  • Fruit makes the body alkaline, supplies the body with needed nutrients and hydration.
  • Fruits, berries and melons detoxes the body and regenerates cells.
  • There is no "disease" that can't be cured!
  • There is a difference between a healthy diet and a healing one!

I hope this was a good introduction for you regarding the teachings of Dr. Robert Morse. I want to encourage you to watch his videos, get his book and just get started on your healing process. Take the week challenge that I mentioned above and feel the difference. I want to continue to do some more posts on this subject. If you have any questions please ask me in the comments of this post and I will do my best to answer or direct you to the answer. I will also do more posts on my own journey to optimal health and healing.

God bless you and your journey!

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For more information on Fruitarian Living and health please visit my other blog Modesto Fruitarian. Check out my post on Diabetes Cure...

Sep 20, 2017

Chai Tea Spice Mix

Chai Tea Mix (spices only) Recipe



I have made my own Chai Tea mix before using the spices, sugar, non dairy dry milk, non dairy dry vanilla creamer and powdered tea. This makes a nice mix but I am always trying to find healthier and cheaper options. I'm not a fan of those non dairy powdered milks, etc…


So I made this nice spice mix that enables me to use any milk and tea of my choice. Although regular Lipton or black tea works best for this chai tea. For a healthy option use coconut or almond milk.  


This mix is also a great addition to your coffee. Add the spice, milk and sugar to your coffee and make a lovely spiced latte to get you going in the morning. Just use hot coffee instead of tea in water.


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This is a standard sandwich baggy.
You will need; ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, ground cardamom. Traditionally chai is made use additionally black pepper, nutmeg, anise and fennel. But I wouldn't like it with these so I am not including it here.

You will also need black tea, water and milk.


Measure and mix;

4 tsp Cinnamon
4 tsp Ginger
2 tsp Cloves
2 tsp Cardamom


Add all the ingredients together in a dry container or zip lock bag. Mix well. Now you have your own chai spice mix.
This makes about one ounce of mix.


How to make your Chai Tea (makes one cup)

  1. Take a regular size mug and add ¾ cup hot water leaving room in the mug for milk. You can make it as milky as you like by the amount of water you are using. NOTE; You can just add the water to the mug and then microwave for 3 minutes.
  2. Steep 1 tea bag of black tea (Lipton regular is good) in your hot water for 6 min. If you are trying this recipe in coffee do not use the tea.
  3. Then add ⅛ tsp of your spice mix. You can use up to ¼ tsp mix if you like it strong, or you are using a a mug that is more than 8 ounces.
  4. Add the sweetener of your choice. I find 2 tsp of sugar works well and you can definitely use honey or agave. Adjust the sugar accordingly. The sweetness is up to you.
  5. Stir to let spices dissolve well.
  6. Add desired milk to fill the remainder of your cup.


Enjoy :)


This makes a great breakfast tea or a warm and cozy ending to your day. We love Chai Tea in the fall and winter months the best. Not only that, Chai Tea is good for you. Organic is best if you can get it.


What are some of the health benefits of Chai Tea?


The spices that are used in chai are healthy additions to your daily intake. Hot drinks like tea are a great way to provide your body with the medicinal qualities of herbs and spices. Cinnamon and ginger are known for their anti-inflammatory actions as well as their ability to lower cholesterol. Cardamom is said to benefit the lungs and kidneys. While Cloves have antiseptic and pain relieving attributes.


If you haven't figured it out by now all of these spices together with your favorite black tea is a powerhouse of potential health benefits! You can use any wholesome tea or tea drink like chai as a substitute for coffee throughout the day. I for one am a tea drinker. I love green. oolong, or chai tea in the morning sweetened with honey or agave.


I hope you will be making this. It is super easy and nice to have on hand. Drink regularly for possible health benefits.


Please make sure to share this on facebook, twitter and pinterest below this post. And a friendly comment is always appreciated.


Thank you :)


Chai Tea
Tea Recipes

Apr 10, 2017

Jesus is waiting for a visit with you!

 Jesus is Truly Present body, blood, soul and divinity in The Eucharist (Jn 6) and He is waiting for you to come to Him. The world does not recognize Him in The Eucharist, Do you? You can come and see Him, and be with Him at an Adoration Chapel ask at your local Catholic Church.

He says to us through His word...


“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” (Jn 14:21 ESV)

"Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. Consider the people of Israel:d are not those who eat the sacrifices participants in the altar?" (1 Cor 10:14-18 ESV)






#BELIEVE #THINK

Please check out my bible study articles on The Eucharist...

The Eucharist in Scripture 

I give them life Everlasting

God bless!

Mar 9, 2017

Today is a Good day!

    Today I am happy, joyful and blessed! It is an amazing thought to just be happy no worries, no sadness just Jesus and the peace that he is.


Today is a Good day!

We often post about the problems we face, the sickness we encounter, etc... and there is nothing wrong with that. But, in fact all to often those things make up the bulk of our conversations personally as well as digitally. Imagine a day without those posts and conversations. What would we talk about? At times it's like we have forgotten that there is much more to life. How often do we talk about that?

What will you post about now? 

I created this so we can have those days. Please share this post below #TODAYISAGOODDAY, including your happy thoughts. 
Or download this image and share on all your social sites. 
God is good thank you!

THINK

Feb 25, 2017

Don Johnson Former Evangelical on The Journey Home

Marcus Grodi interviews Former Evangelical Don Johnson about his conversion experience. Also check out Convinced and Don's radio show at donjohnsonministries.org






   

 Why would intelligent, successful people give up careers, alienate friends, and cause havoc in their families...to become Catholic? Featuring over 20 well known Catholic converts, including Jennifer Fulwiler, Abby Johnson, Scott Hahn and Taylor Marshall. Starring:Jennifer Fulwiler, Holly Ordway, Scott HahnRuntime:1 hour, 24 minutes

Feb 14, 2017

Clement I

Clement


    I would like you to meet Pope St. Clement I and his letter to The Corinthians. I will be reading this Epistle and plucking out quotes which I personally love and feel have an important message for us. If you wold like to read this letter please refer to the links at the bottom of this post. I highly recommend that you do read it. I know you will be blessed by it! If not, you will still be spiritually enriched by the quotes that I will be providing as long as you prayerfully read and contemplate their meaning.


    Pope St. Clement I is considered to be the fourth pope of the Christian faithful. Clement "was converted to the faith by St. Peter or St. Paul, and was so constant in his attendance on these apostles, and so active in assisting them in their ministry, that St. Jerome and other fathers call him an apostolic man; St. Clement of Alexandria styles him an apostle; and Rufinus, almost an apostle. Some authors attribute his conversion to St. Peter, whom he met at Cesarea with St. Barnabas; but he attended St. Paul at Philippi in 62, and shared in his sufferings there. We are assured by St. Chrysostom that he was a companion of the latter, with SS. Luke and Timothy, in many of his apostolic journeys, labors, and dangers. St. Paul (Phil 4:3) calls him his fellow-laborer, and ranks him among those whose names are written in the book of life; a privilege and matter of joy far beyond the power of commanding devils. (Luke 10:17) St. Clement followed St. Paul to Rome, where he also heard St. Peter preach, and was instructed in his school, as St. Irenaeus and Pope Zosimus testify. Tertullian tells us that St. Peter ordained him bishop, by which some understand that he made him a bishop of nations, to preach the gospel in many countries; others, with Epiphanius, that he made him his vicar at Rome, with an episcopal character to govern that church during his absence in his frequent missions. Others suppose he might at first be made bishop of the Jewish church in that city. After the martyrdom of SS. Peter and Paul, St. Linus was appointed Bishop of Rome, and after eleven years, succeeded by St. Cletus. Upon his demise in 89, or rather in 91, St. Clement was placed in the apostolic chair. According to the Liberian Calendar he sat nine years, eleven months, and twenty days..." 

Among his writings are his Letter to the Corinthians, the same Corinthian church that St. Paul wrote to recorded in the bible. He wrote to them regarding many of the same problems that Paul was faced with. His letter to the Corinthians was viewed by Eusebius (a Greek hostorian of christianity 3rd-4th century) "as an admirable work." The letter was ranked next to the canonical books of the new testament and was read in churches. It was found in a "very ancient Alexandrian manuscript copy of the Bible, which Cyril Lucaris sent to our King James I, from which Patrick Young, the learned keeper of that king's library, published it at Oxford in 1633." (quotes from an article titled St. Clement, Pope, Martyr A.D. 100 to read more click the link)

    In this letter St. Clement begins with a most beautiful introduction or godly praise really, such as seen in the letters of the new testament.

"The church of God which sojourns at Rome, to the church of God sojourning at Corinth, to them that are called and sanctified by the will of God, through our Lord Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, from Almighty God through Jesus Christ, be multiplied."

He begins his letter by reminding them about those who have fallen away into schism, warning the Christians not to be like them. It seems from the first chapter that the Corinthians had enlisted the council of Clement for dealing with some of the problems they were having,"especially to that shameful and detestable sedition, utterly abhorrent to the elect of God which a few rash and self-confident persons have kindled to such a pitch of frenzy, that your venerable and illustrious name, worthy to be universally loved, has suffered grievous injury."

In addition to the reminder of how not to be Clement praises the Corinthians for their good conduct as taught to us through the good news. Quoting from the old testament stories Clement warns in this letter about envy and how it will destroy their faith and virtue. He blames their problems on envy and has much to say about it in this letter talking about how the martyrdom of Peter and Paul were made possible because of envy/jealousy.

Of course all of this talk about sin and envy leads him to discuss repentance reminding them and us that we need Jesus. "These things, beloved, we write unto you, not merely to admonish you of your duty, but also to remind ourselves. For we are struggling on the same arena, and the same conflict is assigned to both of us. Wherefore let us give up vain and fruitless cares, and approach to the glorious and venerable rule of our holy calling. Let us attend to what is good, pleasing, and acceptable in the sight of Him who formed us. Let us look steadfastly to the blood of Christ, and see how precious that blood is to God which, having been shed for our salvation, has set the grace of repentance before the whole world. Let us turn to every age that has passed, and learn that, from generation to generation, the Lord has granted a place of repentance to all such as would be converted unto Him." 

He reminds us that we have many saintly examples that we must pay attention to in order to do the Will of God! "Wherefore, let us yield obedience to His excellent and glorious will; and imploring His mercy and loving-kindness, while we forsake all fruitless labors and strife, and envy, which leads to death, let us turn and have recourse to His compassions. Let us steadfastly contemplate those who have perfectly ministered to his excellent glory. Let us take (for instance) Enoch, who, being found righteous in obedience, was translated, and death was never known to happen to him. Noah, being found faithful, preached regeneration to the world through his ministry; and the Lord saved by him the animals which, with one accord, entered into the ark."

St. Clement has a lot to say about following the Will of God, and the examples of the Saints. He talks about humility and how Christ is The Example of humility. And of course a letter concerning all of this would not be complete without preaching on the resurrection which he does in chapters 24-27 especially. He very interestingly reminds us about some of the examples in nature that point to the resurrection. "Let us consider, beloved, how the Lord continually proves to us that there shall be a future resurrection, of which He has rendered the Lord Jesus Christ the first-fruits by raising Him from the dead. Let us contemplate, beloved, the resurrection which is at all times taking place. Day and night declare to us a resurrection. The night sinks to sleep, and the day arises; the day [again] departs, and the night comes on. Let us behold the fruits [of the earth], how the sowing of grain takes place. The sower goes forth, and casts it into the ground, and the seed being thus scattered, though dry and naked when it fell upon the earth, is gradually dissolved. Then out of its dissolution the mighty power of the providence of the Lord raises it up again, and from one seed many arise and bring forth fruit."

For the sake of having a shorter post I will stop here at chapter 27 and continue my study of this letter in another post. You can follow along with me by clicking one of the links to this letter below. I have offered you two sources but reading the one from New Advent will be sufficient. I hope you have enjoyed this so far. Please like and share on Facebook, twitter and Pinterest below.

Thanks for reading! God bless!

Clement I, Letter to The Corinthians: New Advent, and Early Christian Writings


Clement I 

Feb 12, 2017

CATHOLIC MEME POST ONE

    Thank you for stopping by my page THE PLACE TO GET THE BEST CATHOLIC MEMES! At the top of this blog is a page dedicated to just that. I will also be posting them one at a time hence the title of this post. You can also find them by doing a search for CATHOLIC MEMES. To view my CATHOLIC MEMES page click HERE!

Thank you and God bless!
#CATHOLICMEMES

    I made this first one to illastrate an important truth that Catholicism is in fact the continuation of Judaism. Our Lord said, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." ( Matthew 5:17 ESV) Christ indeed came to fulfill the Law by coming in the flesh, The Messiah! 

   We know that throughout the Old Testament God has spoken to us in TYPES. This is called Typology and Scripture is full of them. All this means is that what/who came before points to The One who is to come! For example Adam is a type of Christ. Moses also was a type of Christ and gave us the Mosaic Law while Jesus fulfilled that same Law. "For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities,..." (Hebrews 10:1 ESV)

Here is what the Catechism of The Catholic Church has to say about typology. I have included the footnotes and the paragraphs as well as the link to read it for yourself...

The unity of the Old and New Testaments

128 The Church, as early as apostolic times,104 and then constantly in her Tradition, has illuminated the unity of the divine plan in the two Testaments through typology, which discerns in God's works of the Old Covenant prefigurations of what he accomplished in the fullness of time in the person of his incarnate Son.

129 Christians therefore read the Old Testament in the light of Christ crucified and risen. Such typological reading discloses the inexhaustible content of the Old Testament; but it must not make us forget that the Old Testament retains its own intrinsic value as Revelation reaffirmed by our Lord himself.105 Besides, the New Testament has to be read in the light of the Old. Early Christian catechesis made constant use of the Old Testament.106 As an old saying put it, the New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New.107

130 Typology indicates the dynamic movement toward the fulfillment of the divine plan when "God [will] be everything to everyone."108 Nor do the calling of the patriarchs and the exodus from Egypt, for example, lose their own value in God's plan, from the mere fact that they were intermediate stages.

104 Cf. 1 Cor 10:6,11; Heb 10:l; l Pet 3:21.
105 Cf. Mk 12:29-31
106 Cf. 1 Cor 5:6-8; 10:1-11.
107 Cf. St. Augustine, Quaest. in Hept. 2,73:PL 34,623; Cf. DV 16.
108 1 Cor 15:28.

For more information on this awesome subject of TYPOLOGY see the below links...

Catechism of The Catholic Church Article Three Sacred Scripture

Catholic 101; Biblical Typology 

A great one for the Christian library :)


About this book; Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist shines fresh light on the Last Supper by looking at it through Jewish eyes. Using his in-depth knowledge of the Bible and ancient Judaism, Dr. Brant Pitre answers questions such as: What was the Passover like at the time of Jesus? What were the Jewish hopes for the Messiah? What was Jesus’ purpose in instituting the Eucharist during the feast of Passover? And, most important of all, what did Jesus mean when he said, “This is my body… This is my blood”?

To answer these questions, Pitre explores ancient Jewish beliefs about the Passover of the Messiah, the miraculous Manna from heaven, and the mysterious Bread of the Presence. As he shows, these three keys—the Passover, the Manna, and the Bread of the Presence—have the power to unlock the original meaning of the Eucharistic words of Jesus. Along the way, Pitre also explains how Jesus united the Last Supper to his death on Good Friday and his Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Inspiring and informative, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist is a groundbreaking work that is sure to illuminate one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith: the mystery of Jesus’ presence in “the breaking of the bread.”

Jan 13, 2017

Who Were The Church Fathers?

   Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin explains the criteria used to determine what early Christian writers are classified as Fathers of the Church. What Did Early Christians Really Believe? 

 The Answer Will Surprise and Amaze You! 

The Fathers Know Best - Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church is a unique resource that introduces you to the teachings of the first Christians in a way no other work can. It is specially designed to make it easy for you to find the information you want and need. Amazing features in this fact-packed book include:

  • More than 900 quotations from the writings of the early Church Fathers, as well as from rare and important documents dating back to the dawn of Christian history.
  • Mini-biographies of nearly 100 Fathers, as well as descriptions of dozens of key early councils and writings.
  • A concise history of the dramatic spread of Christianity after Jesus told his disciples to evangelize all nations.
  • Special maps showing you where the Fathers lived, including many little-known and long-vanished locations.
  • A guide to nearly 30 ancient heresies, many of which have returned to haunt the modern world. 
  • The Fathers' teaching on nearly 50 topics, including modern hot-button issues like abortion, homosexuality, and divorce. This groundbreaking work presents the teachings of the early Christians in a way unlike any other book.
  • It flings open the doors of the crucial but little-known age covering the birth of Christianity and the triumphant march of the gospel throughout the ancient world.


"We are particularly blessed by this release of Jimmy Akin's superbly compiled synopsis of the writings of the early Church Fathers. There are other works, but Akin's finely selected and categorized collection provides a far more accessible introduction to the early Christians" —Marcus Grodi, President of The Coming Home Network and host of EWTN's The Journey Home.
After the video check out my post series titled Meet The Early Church Fathers

 

I have it and I love it as well! Remember when you get it on Amazon via my link you will be helping me to continue the work that I do in bringing you great content :)

Jan 10, 2017

Meet The Early Church Fathers Project

  Meet The Early Church Fathers


   Thank you for stopping by to check out my blog :) and the Meet The Early Church Fathers project. Here on my blog you will find lots of information of all kinds, but most important to me is my study of Christian history, and the Sacred Scriptures. If you look at the tabs for this blog you will see pages for recommended reading (such as some books that I have read) as well as bible study articles written by me. This year I would like to post my project or study rather of The Early Church Fathers. For this project I will focus on four of them from the earliest post Apostolic age. That is the age right after, and during the death of the 12 Apostles. John of course was the last Apostle to die so his preaching was still being heard in the lifetimes of these four Christian Witnesses. This project will consist of various quotes (provided by these four witnesses) of spiritual content meant to enrich your soul and understanding of Christianity. I will also provide links to free online resources where you can read the quoted documents in their entirety, as well as a couple great books on the subject for further enrichment. If you would like to purchase one or more of the books that I recommend please use my Amazon affiliate links as a thank you for all my hard work on this project and this blog.

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By the way here is a great book, a must read! As always by getting it here via my link you will be helping me continue to bring you and others awesome content like this.




About this book: What was the early Church like? Contrary to popular belief, Rod Bennett shows there is a reliable way to know. Four ancient Christian writers--four witnesses to early Christianity --left us an extensive body of documentation on this vital subject, and this book brings their fascinating testimony to life for modern believers. With all the power and drama of a gripping novel, this book is a journey of discovery of ancient and beautiful truths through the lives of four great saints of the early Church--Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus of Lyons.