I have not yet held a copy of my book A Year With The Fathers: Patristic Wisdom For Daily Living, but the suspense is killing me. The first Amazon review, from someone who actually pre-ordered the book, is already up — and I want to own the book the reviewer describes!
And then there’s the YouTube trailer. Never before has one of my books had its own trailer.
Here’s the publisher’s description:
In A Year With The Fathers: Patristic Wisdom For Daily Living, Mike Aquilina, popular author on Patristics, gathers the wisest, most practical teachings and exhortations from the Fathers of the Church, and presents them in a format perfect for daily meditation and inspiration. Learn to humbly accept correction from St Clement of Rome. Let Tertullian teach you how to clear your mind before prayer. Read St Gregory the Great and deepen your love of the Eucharist. Do you suffer from pain or illness? St John Chrysostom’s counsels will refresh you. Do you have trouble curbing your appetite for food and other fleshly things? St John Cassian will teach you the true way to moderation and self-control. A Year With The Church Fathers is different from a study guide and more than a collection of pious passages. It is a year long retreat that in just a few minutes every day will lead you on a journey of contemplation, prayer, resolution, and spiritual growth that is guaranteed to bring you closer to God and His Truth.
From what I read in the review, the product is gorgeous and would make a perfect Christmas gift.