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If you ever wondered why your church has symbols of a dolphin, a peacock, or an anchor, this is the book for you.
Signs and Mysteries: Revealing Ancient Christian Symbols is the latest book by patristic scholar Mike Aquilina and a book I was looking forward to reading.
There are numerous, very nice, illustrations by Lea Marie Ravotti, in a brownish color that really makes them stand out clearly.
We learn about the Ancient Greeks in school, but the teachers and books all stop in the early years of AD/CE. Read morePublished 11 months ago by K. Ann Seeton
This is the first time I am giving a review on a book that I did not read. I was looking forward reading this - but the print was so light that I gave up. Read morePublished 12 months ago by E. Murphy
This book has some illustrations in it and will spark some ideas for a tattoo. I was looking for some ideas for a tattoo and found out that some of the ideas I wanted before buying... Read morePublished on June 16, 2012 by Gary Wiley
I found this book very useful for my personal use, but especially in my CCD/Religious Education classroom. Read morePublished on January 25, 2011 by Zachary
This book is short but appears to be well written and lots of early sources are considered. I didn't think I was badly educated but I hadn't heard of the 'orant' before. Read morePublished on January 17, 2011 by Josi Martin
Mike Aquilina beautifully describes the ancient signs of our Catholic Faith while also giving us a tour of history. Read morePublished on October 24, 2009 by Taylor Marshall
I recommend this book. With our modern churches almost devoid of artistic decoration, this may be the only place you see these symbols. This book makes for an intersting read. Read morePublished on July 22, 2009 by Bernard Fischer
I like Mike Aqulina's work and I am sure I would like this one too. I ordered two of these books for gifts but plan to return them. Why? Read morePublished on March 6, 2009 by WJK
I bought two copies of this book, one for my library and one for our church library. Here's why:
It's a plunge into the ancient world and the signs and symbols that the... Read more