The Very First Fathers: Faith and Wisdom From the Dawn of the Christian Age

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The apostles preached and preserved the Faith they received from Jesus.

This is the story of what happened next.

In The Very First Fathers, Jimmy Akin (author of the best-selling book The Fathers Know Best) takes you on a tour of the earliest Christian writings outside the New Testament. From the most famous figures and most notable works to those lesser-known but no less important, this pivotal time in the development of the early Church is revealed in fascinating detail.

Jimmy shows how, even in the first century after the Resurrection, it was necessary to defend and explain truths that are still under attack today, such as the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the perpetual virginity of Mary. The Very First Fathers is thus not only a compelling look at the dawn of the Christian age—it’s edifying listening for anyone who wants to understand and defend the full truth of Catholicism.

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9 Reviews

  • 4
    Great CD

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 18th 2021

    Information is awesome; however, I would like to see the CD set up with recording tracks so I could start where I left off when I get interrupted while listening.

  • 4
    The Very First Fathers

    Posted by ROBERT GOTTSCHALK on Sep 21st 2020

    Jimmy does an excellent job with The Very First Fathers as with about everything I have heard or read from Jimmy Akin

  • 5
    Jimmy Akin's - The Very First Fathers

    Posted by Rich Pohlman, OFS on Jun 12th 2020

    I have listened to this one time and will be listening to it again several more times. I have researched patrology and the Fathers of the Church over the last 20 years Casually, however there were many things that took me by surprise on the DVD. I highly recommend it. Vatican II recommended that we go back to the sources. This is a great offering to do just that.

  • 5
    Jimmy did it again!

    Posted by Kimberli Detrick on Jan 29th 2020

    So packed full of history and forgotten or unknown facts. Thank you Jimmy

  • 5

    Posted by Charles Brunelle on Oct 7th 2019

    Jimmy did his usual great job but I wish there was more.

  • 5
    The very first fathers

    Posted by Candy on Sep 10th 2019

    Really like the cds my eyes are getting bad so nice to be able to listen in house so car ! The information is not hard to understand! I enjoyed it very much!

  • 5
    Very good info on early fathers

    Posted by Dennis D Striker on Jul 18th 2019

    Have already listened to the presentation, twice. So much to learn, Thank you, Jimmy Akin

  • 5
    The Very First Fathers, audio CD

    Posted by Tom Dose on May 26th 2019

    Oh, my gosh. The Church Fathers wrote and taught the same orthodoxy the Church teaches today. Thank you Jimmy for making ancient writings that seemed inaccessible and unfathomable to me, easy, easy, easy and interesting. God bless everyone at Catholic Answers, especially today, Jimmy for this great introduction to the Fathers of Christ's Church.

  • 5
    There's so much information here that you have to listen to it many times over.

    Posted by Silvia on May 8th 2019

    I'm so grateful that I have finally found what I've been searching for my whole life. All this knowledge is amazing. Thank you.

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