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  • Paperback: 283 pages
  • Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN) (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931709122
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931709125
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This little book gives day-to-day meditations and goals to more fully live the sacramental life.
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I recommend this book for anyone looking at the Catholic Church, for new Catholics, RCIA directors and catechists, and those going through RCIA.
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I look forward to reading through it again during the Easter season at a slower pace and trying to gain more from this rich and beautiful book.
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Angie Maquire on June 22, 2004
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Finally, after ten years of teaching RCIA, I have found the book that every teacher's been looking for. Unlike the other materials that we've had to use, these authors don't talk about mystagogy, they DO it. Better, they show how the Church fathers did it. Our parish priest agrees. This is the best resource for our catechumenal candidates.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By E. Griffin on May 31, 2004
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This anthology presents a number of short readings for meditation and prayer. They are drawn from writings of recognized early teachers of Christian doctrine, including St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory of Nysaa, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, St. Ambrose of Milan, St. Augustine of Hippo, St. John Chrysostom and St. Leo the Great. We may have heard of, even revered these early saints, hearing them mentioned on feast days, without really knowing their thoughts and ideas. This book makes those thoughts accessible. Very fresh and useful, too. The authors, Hahn and Aquilina, also show us how to use their book, with encouraging words about such things as meditation. The book focuses on on the ancient riches of God's Word and early Christian teachers and their value for us today.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stratiotes Doxha Theon VINE VOICE on February 19, 2009
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When I first began to study the early church fathers, as a committed Christian of the Reformed (Calvinist) Protestant tradition, they began to draw me in and change my way of thinking. At first I thought they were calling me to be Orthodox and so my growing love for "the mysteries" pulled me toward this book. This was not the book that made me slide away from Orthodox and into Catholic but it did feed my hunger for living the mysteries which began with my Orthodox friends.

Cardinal Newman once said that the early church fathers made him Catholic and he would not so quickly kick the ladder that had brought him to that height. The fathers made many of us Catholic and they never cease to inspire and guide us to new heights. Dr. Hahn and Aquilina have demonstrated time and again their passion and heart for the fathers. This is just one more way they have revealed it to those of us who have fallen in love with the Church because they fell in love with the Fathers. This is a highly recommended resource for living the mysteries rather than just talking about them. Sts. of the early Fathers, pray for us.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Schultz on May 7, 2007
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A fantastic book for Neophytes! This little book gives day-to-day meditations and goals to more fully live the sacramental life. A must read for all Catholics at all stages of spiritual growth.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By carls on December 9, 2008
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I thought this book was good, but it's definitely an intellectual exercise. Some of the letters from the early church fathers are more relevant and easy to read than others. It does give wonderful insight into the validity of the sacraments, though. I wouldn't call it an "easy" read, necessarily, though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By robert d applegate on April 17, 2013
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For me it brought to life a little more about mystgoge , it is very good for the RCIA classes that are taught, I even got one for the deacon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Dunn TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 7, 2013
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Scott Hahn and Mike Aquilina should need no introduction, especially if you have read any of my other reviews. Both have written thousands of pages on Catholic doctrine and devotion. This book is intended to be read after Easter as it is a series of reflections or devotions over 50 days. However, one would benefit from reading it at any point in the Church's calendar, as we are all unfinished Christians.

Upon reading the first few pages of this book, the reader is informed that the content of the book is taken from ancient Church Fathers. I will admit that I was a bit skeptical at first as I thought it would be a ton of St. Augustine, as he is THE Church Father for Western Catholicism. And while he is one of the eight Church Fathers that the authors drew from, they also did a magnificent job of using some Eastern Church Fathers as well, including St. Basil, St. Gregory of Nyssa (St. Basil's brother), and the theological heavyweight in the East, St. John Chrysostom.

Each day ends with three steps to help make the lesson stick. You pray about it, try and commit one of the key lines in the sermon to heart, and then there is a practical application for your daily life. It is tough to say which one is my favorite week, as each proved useful and worth reading. However, if I had to pick one, I think I would pick St. Clement of Alexandria's week "On Illumination." Throughout this week, one learns about "The Power of Prayer" and "How to Live Like a Christian." The messages on both of these days were powerful and inspiring.

This book gets 5 out of 5 stars, but I wish I could give it more. If you want to know more of what the early Church taught and would like to read more from the Church Fathers, this is a good starter book for you.
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We used this book in the Mystagogy period following Easter in my RCIA class. It is excellent. The readings are short and to the point, but contain a good deal of depth for reflection on the sacraments of the Church. I recommend this book for anyone looking at the Catholic Church, for new Catholics, RCIA directors and catechists, and those going through RCIA.
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