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.