Early Church Fathers Reading Challenge
There are two things I like; free resources and reading challenges. All the better if you can combine the two. If one, or both of these notions appeal to you, then I have the perfect thing for you. It is a website called Read the Fathers. Before I explain the idea behind the Read the Fathers site I have a little confession to make. I have never read the writings of the Apostolic and early church Fathers.
Oh, I know I am not alone here. The truth be told, whether because of ignorance or neglect, the modern church has stayed pretty much illiterate when it comes to the early church Fathers. In fact I am guessing that you would be hard pressed to find anyone who has heard of their writings let alone read them. I think it is about time we fix this.
Read the Fathers provides both the challenge and the resources. When you head on over to their site you will find an online plan to read through the Ante-Nicene, Nicene, and Post-Nicene Church Fathers in seven years. In addition to providing the reading plan they include links to free (such a beautiful word) English translations provided by the Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Such a sweet deal.
Now don’t let the seven year commitment scare you away. In order to accomplish the task the daily reading has been reduced to a very manageable seven pages. Even if you are type of individual who is scared of commitment (I am talking to you boys out there) you can make good use of the free resources. Whether you want the challenge or the free resources be sure to drop by and check out Read the Fathers. Challenge begins Sunday December 2nd.