You've probably seen some advertisements for this book around the internet and in print. St. Benedict Press and Mike Aquilina have done a great job with this daily devotional.
I was just telling someone yesterday that I don't have much "need" for modern yet-to-be-approved private revelations because I haven't learned all I can from approved sources. The Church Fathers are one of those and this book is a great introduction to them.
Let's first of all judge it by the cover, which we are told never to do. We have here a very beautiful rendition of the highly flexible, soft, leather-feel, DuoTone/Ultrasoft material. It is comfortable to hold and the two-tone cover is a nice touch. If this were a Bible I would prefer a solid color. I don't know if this was intentional or not but the book has a near-semi-yapp cover on it. There is certainly a generous over hang. Intentional or not, it will help keep the guilt edges from getting marked up. The embossing on the cover is great as usual with S.B. Press.
You can see above there is a topic for the day, a short explanation, an excerpt from a Church Father, a short meditation, and a closing prayer. This may be a good way to begin the practice of mental prayer for ordinary Catholics. Not having read the whole thing yet, I can't vouch for all of the text but Mr. Aquilina is a well known and trusted apologist. I have his book "The Mass of the Early Christians" and enjoyed it. --Absolutely No Spin Blogspot
About the Author
Mike is author or editor of more than a dozen books on Catholic history, doctrine, devotion and Church Fathers. He is vice president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology based in Steubenville, Ohio.
Mike is co-host, with Scott Hahn, of The Lamb s Supper (2001), Hail, Holy Queen (2002), First Comes Love (2003), Lord, Have Mercy (2004), and Swear to God (2005) all airing on EWTN. He also appears regularly as a panelist on \"The Weekly Roman Observer\" broadcast by Catholic Familyland Network.
Mike\'s career in publishing spans two decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in many periodicals and journals in the United States and abroad.