Rowan Williams goes back to the fourth century desert fathers and mothers for inspiration and insight. In exploring their stories and spirituality, the Archbishop discovers that their spirituality resonates strongly with aspects of the modern spiritual search. He uses examination of their stories and sayings as a starting point for his own reflections on topics such as: living in relationship with others; discovering the truth about ourselves; reassessing our priorities; silence and the importance of language; living in a fearless community; living within our limitations; life and death; staying and leaving.
The Archbishop of Canterbury explores the lessons we can learn from the wisdom and spirituality of the desert fathers.
ROWAN WILLIAMS was enthroned as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury in 2003. He is the author of a number of highly praised books, including Lost Icons (Continuum), Poems (Perpetua), Christ on Trial (Zondervan), Resurrection (DLT) and Writing in the Dust (Hodder & Stoughton).
"'Silence and Honey Cakes is a profound yet readable book. Williams is a polished but unpretentious stylist who communicates his ideas with conviction tempered by humility. A gifted contemporary theologian, he succeeds in appealing simultaneously to the reader wishing to be educated as well as those craving for spiritual inspiration. For either category of reader, or readers seeking both kinds of sustenance, I would strongly recommend this book.' - The Tablet