There are few books that appeal equally to the imagination and the professional interest of the scholar. [This] is one such book. Scholars can benefit professionally from using such a devotional: it is profitable to see those historical figures that are the objects of our study as being erring, yet worshipping, humans like ourselves
Read these devotions to prepare for Sunday services, to prepare to write your sermon, to learn from saints who have gone before. Mine them for sermon illustrations, encouragement for your own faith, and to sample the ACCS.
"My own rediscovery of liturgy, and my more recent appetite for the church fathers, find perfect combination in this new IVP book. At the end of the book is a helpful biographical section. I have found this devotional useful, and I turn to it now and then for more variety in my liturgical diet. Plus, because its liturgical programme is not too demanding it is nonthreatening and adaptable."
"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!"
"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."
"A great resource for clergy of all denominations in preparing Sunday homilies or sermons. . . . Readers can use this to prepare for their Sunday worship or for daily prayer."