George Grant writes: "History is of course, His Story. So the history we don't know is the unexplored territory, the uncharted geography, the undiscovered landscape of God's good providence in the world. What Bennett and Chaffee have provided us with in these tales and their accompanying exercises are the necessary tools, provisions and supplies for the grand adventure of discovery."
Drawing on the wisdom of the ages, this volume is a collection of enjoyable stories about medieval monks, full of spiritual insight and rigorous Christianity, designed for composition instruction by imitation. Freshly translated from the Greek, a few of these appear popularly in English for the first time.