Edited by Cindy Crosby; Series Editor: Thomas Oden
"To search the sacred Scripture is very good and most profitable for the soul. For, 'like a tree which is planted near the running waters,' so does the soul watered by sacred Scripture also grow hearty and bear fruit in due season," writes John of Damascus in Orthodox Faith (4.17).
By helping us to read holy writings with ancient eyes, the church fathers help us drink deeply from the only water that can give us true life. This guide to prayer and reflection combines excerpts from the writings of the church fathers as found in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture with a simple structure for daily or weekly reading and prayer.
Included are fifty-two weeks of readings following the weekly lectionary cycle B which can be read in order or by thematic interest. Each day you will also find a simple opening and closing prayer drawn from the prayers and hymns of the ancient church.
Come and find the deep nourishment God offers through the insights of this "cloud of witnesses"--the ancient church fathers.
"This volume is a gem . . . this might well prove to be the most compelling way to persuade Christians of the value of early church theology." New Horizons
"For those who may be intimidated at the thought of digging into the writings of the church fathers, Ancient Christian Devotional may be the perfect starting block. Not to mention it is a beautifully designed book!" Natalie Klein
Paperback; 304 pages
About the Editor: Cindy Crosby is a speaker and author of five books, including By Willoway Brook: Exploring the Landscape of Prayer. She is a contributor to the book, Creation Care, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Books & Culture, Mars Hill Review and Publishers Weekly.
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