Traditions of the Ancients

Traditions of the Ancients

Vintage Faith Practices for the 21st Century

By Marcia Ford

B&H Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780805440768, 215pp.

Publication Date: April 2006


What was old is new and relevant again. For many Christians today, the growing desire for a deeper faith experience is being met in the study and application of ancient worship practices. Traditions of the Ancients is filled with candidly informative looks at such themes as mysticism, praying for the gift of tears, reciting the Jesus prayer, and asking God for the gift of bereavement.

About the Author
Marcia Ford is a former editor of Christian Retailing magazine, an columnist and frequent contributor to Publishers Weekly. The author of eighteen books, including The Sacred Art of Forgiveness: Forgiving Ourselves and Others through God's Grace (SkyLight Paths); Memoir of a Misfit and Traditions of the Ancients, she was the religion editor of The Asbury Park Press for ten years. She is also a former editor with Charisma and Ministries Today magazines and the website. Her other books include Meditations for Misfits; 101 Most Powerful Promises of the Bible and Restless Pilgrim: The Spiritual Journey of Bob Dylan (with Scott Marshall).