Awakening Faith contains 366 daily devotional readings on various topics. Each day’s reading contains a Bible verse along with a one-page passage taken from the writing of an early church leader. I really like the short and manageable length of each day’s passage, allowing even busy readers to easily keep up with the daily readings and gain exposure to the thoughts of these Church leaders from history. In this collection, you will find writings from Ambrose, Augustine, John Chrysotom, and other Christian thinkers and Church leaders from the first eight centuries (0-800 A.D.). The back of the book includes a section containing short biographies of each writer, which I really like, telling who they are, what they are known for, and when they lived. The short passages along with the brief biographies provide a good and digestible introduction to the early church leaders and their writings, giving us a glimpse at how our brothers understood the Scriptures in ages past. God’s Word truly stands firm throughout the ages, and this book is a great reminder of that.
The hardcover book is very attractive in subtle earth-tone colors and contains an attached brown ribbon bookmark. This would make an excellent gift for anyone interested in learning more about our Christian heritage and the legacy left by these early Church leaders.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book as part of the Awakening Faith blog tour with Cross Focused Reviews.