Drink deeply from the wisdom of the church fathers. Drawing on the extensive research done for the Ancient Christian Commentary, Crosby and Oden pair writings from the patristic era with daily meditations and prayers that coincide with the Scripture readings in cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary. Ideal for individual and corporate worship. 296 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 296 Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press Publication Date: 2009 Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
By allowing 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. A follow-up to the previous Ancient Christian Devotional, which follows lectionary cycle A, this devotional guide follows lectionary cycle C, which begins in Advent 2009. 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. There are fifty-two weeks of readings following the weekly lectionary cycle C, which you can read through 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.
Cindy Crosby is a speaker and author of five books, including She is a contributor to the book, , and her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including and
Thomas C. Oden (Ph.D., Yale University), formerly Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology at The Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, is now director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He is the general editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and the Ancient Christian Doctrine series as well as the author of , a revision of his three-volume systematic theology.