Epiphanius On Christian Books


“The acquisition of Christian books is necessary for those who can use them. For the mere sight of these books renders us less inclined to sin, and incites us to believe more firmly in righteousness” (Epiphanius, Bishop of Cyprus, in The Sayings of the Desert Fathers, trans. Benedicta Ward, p. 58).

If that’s not a justification for my line of work, I don’t know what is!


5 comments so far

  1. Ryan C. on

    I bet Epiphanius did not expect Left Behind: The Kids Series, The Prayer Of Jabez for Women, or Chicken Soup for the Balding, Single Dad with Workaholic Tendencies Soul.

  2. chad on

    aren’t those all published by IVP?

  3. jeffreimer on

    No, but I think they were all written by Matthew Levering.

  4. derekryanbrown on


  5. Christian on

    :) thanks for your blog ! God Bless you :)

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