Sunday, November 24, 2013

Awakening Faith: Daily Devotions from the Early Church by James Stuart Bell with Patrick J. Kelly

About the book: 
  In simple, updated language, Awakening Faith by James Stuart Bell provides a year of inspiring readings drawn from the earliest teachers and writers of the church—the Church Fathers. In every reflection you will be refreshed by deep wells of wisdom and spiritual insight.
My review: 
This is an insightful and inspiring devotional with hundreds of years of wisdom from church fathers.  It was interesting to learn about more of our church history and to read their insights into the Bible.  Each devotion is a page with a Scripture verse written out.  There are bios of each of the writers in the back, about sixty total.  Some of the names I recognized, such as Augustine, and others were unknown to me.   The language is quite easy to understand.  This is a beautiful hardcover with a dust-jacket and ribbon bookmark. It would make a wonderful gift for yourself or someone you know!
I received a free copy of this book from Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for an honest review.
Read a sample of the book here: PDF

About the Author:
James Stuart Bell, Jr., is a former director of religious publishing at Doubleday, executive director of Bridge Publishing, and executive editor at Moody Publishing. The writer, editor, or compiler of more than 140 books, he owns Whitestone Communications, Inc., a literary development agency, and makes his home in the western suburbs of Chicago. Bell is married with four children.

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