The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers is a compilation of stories and sayings of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. These early monastic Christians fled to the deserts, lived in caves, and were sought out by many men and women for their wise teachings and introspective advice. Many Christians throughout the centuries have been influenced by their writings and encouraged to live a life of humility, prayer, patience, and love. The book contains The Life of Antony of Egypt, The Life of Paul of Thebes, and the Sayings of the Fathers and Mothers. Paperback.