Fr Lawrence Farley brings his exegetical skills to bear on the Song of Songs, one of the shortest but richest and most difficult books of the Bible. This balanced, verse-by-verse commentary examines the text on two main levels: both as a beautiful image of the love and the bond shared between man and woman in marriage, and as an icon of the great mystery toward which human marriage points: Christ and the Church (Eph 5.32).
Homilies on Hannah, David and Saul Volume One By: St. John Chrysostom The homilies on David and Saul speak very well concerning loving our enemies and those who persecute us. The homilies on Hannah speak of prayer and touch upon being barren and the raising of children.
“The book of Job always constituted essential and formative reading about the ways of the soul. This has always been the conviction of the spiritual classics through the centuries. Yet, for some reason, the figure of Job is elusive to us-possibly because by seems so comfortably distant; or perhaps because he seems so frightfully close. [...]
The Book of Genesis is foundational reading for the Christian, concerned as it is with the origins of our race and the beginnings of salvation history. Its opening pages provide the theological suppositions of the entire biblical story: Creation, especially that of man in God’s image, the structure of time, man’s relationship to God, the [...]