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cannot understand the early Church or Catholicism today without
understanding St. Ignatius of Antioch. The man who succeeded St.
Peter as bishop of Antioch and was the spiritual son of St. John the
Apostle is the key to truly knowing the Christians of the first two
centuries and what they believed. Ignatius' seven letters give us
snapshots of the faith and life of the churches of Asia Minor in a
way equaled only by the Acts of the Apostles and the Book of
Revelation. Now renowned convert and former Presbyterian minister Dr.
Kenneth Howell highlights and emphasizes for you the similarities
between this Church Father's writings and the New Testament. He does
the same with how later Christians used the writings of Ignatius.
This great saint may seem like a man from a distant world, but Howell
shows he is as real and pertinent in our own time as he was in his
own. As a result, readers will find he helps them love Jesus Christ
and His Church with the same all-consuming love that Ignatius had.