New review of Desert Fathers and Mothers!

Desert Mothers and FathersThe wonderful folks at Englewood Review of Books have featured a marvelous review of my latest book.  Here are some excerpts:

Truly, Paintner offers the commentary not of a learned academic—which she undoubted is—but of an amma who herself wants to speak a word to her readers. The result is a book that you will not want to put down and that you will no doubt revisit often for Paintner’s wisdom as much as the mothers’ and fathers’ wisdom. . .

Paintner has offered a succinct introduction to and a lively commentary on the desert mothers and fathers. There are many other introductions to desert spirituality out there vying for your attention. But to those interested in the wisdom of the desert, I cannot recommend this book highly enough as a starting point.

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