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Saturday, February 1, 2014

AWAKENING FAITH - Daily Devotions from the Early Church by James Stuart Bell with Patrick J Kelly

Awakening Faith by James Stuart Bell Jr.
Genre:  Religion and Spirituality
Publisher:  Zondervan
Date of Release:  October 2013
Pages:  400

About the Book:  In simple, updated language, Awakening Faith by James Stuart Bell provides a year of inspiring readings drawn from the earliest teachers and writers of the church---the Church Fathers. In every reflection you will be refreshed by deep wells of wisdom and spiritual insight. 'In the age of Twitter and Facebook, where glib sayings abound, one yearns to read some deeper wisdom about life and faith on a regular basis. Well, here you have it, a compendium of wisdom, devotion, and biblical insight from some of the most thoughtful and faithful Christians from the early eras of the church's history. And in Facebook sized posts. That's a nice change of pace!' ---Mark Galli, editor, Christianity Today

Wanda's Thoughts:  Concise accounts are given by early Christian leaders, who are truly the "Fathers of our faith" - and every page is provided with Scripture references. Even though these devotions were written a few hundred years ago, they are still relevant to our life today. Done in a simplistic, modified language that is easy to understand, the writings offer spiritual nourishment with great depth as well as being powerful and thought provoking.

An absolutely beautiful collection, from the striking cover, to the ribbon marker, to the profound readings - a devotional that has a richness about it - these are truly God inspired writings. What a wonderful way to enhance your scripture readings. Awakening Faith is a great daily devotional and companion to the Bible. 5 stars. I highly recommend.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.

The Author:  James Stuart Bell 

James Stuart Bell, Jr., was director of religious publishing at Doubleday, executive director of Bridge Publishing, and executive editor at Moody Publishing. He has written or consulted for more than a dozen other Christian publishers. At present he is the owner of Whitestone Communications, Inc., a literary development agency. His roles include writer, editor, compiler, packager, publishing consultant, and literary agent. He makes his home in the western suburbs of Chicago and is married with four children.