The Book of Pastoral Rule thorough work of its kind from the patristic era. Gregory addresses the proper selection of clergy; the kind of life one should lead as the shepherd of souls; ways of discerning and healing sin in various types of personalities; and the need to be on guard against egotism and ambition.
About the Popular Patristics Series The Popular Patristics series published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press provides readable and accurate translations of a broad range of early Christian literature to a wide audience--from students of Christian history to lay Christians reading for spiritual benefit.
Recognized Patristic scholars provide short but comprehensive and clear introductory essays according to their specializations for each volume.
Texts include classics of Christian literature, thematic volumes, homily collections, letters, spiritual guidance, and poetical works from a wide variety geographical contexts and historical backgrounds. The purpose of the series is to mine the riches of the early church and to make these invaluable writings available to all.