Epiphanius on Christian Books

“The acquisition of Christian books is necessary for those who can use them. For the mere sight of these books renders us less inclined to sin, and incites us to believe more firmly in righteousness.”—Epiphanius

(courtesy of Scott Savage at Two Empty Hands)

6 Responses to “Epiphanius on Christian Books”

  1. Some of us are hugely tempted, then, based on the size of our Christian book collection.

  2. MJG says:

    Owners of small collections are in good company, however. I think C.S. Lewis once quipped that his library was small because the real library was so big—or something to that effect.

  3. AKMA says:

    He also said, “Ignorance of the Scriptures is a precipice and a deep abyss.”

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  5. MJG says:

    Thanks, AKMA! I hope you have had a good transatlantic transition!

    And it was Jerome who said, “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.”

  6. my sister and i loves to read christian books because it inspires us to live life in its fullest -`”

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