Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Scholarly Work

Signs and Mysteries; Revealing Ancient Christian Symbols by Mike Aquilina

I should have known that a book written by Mr. Aquilina would be scholarly and not light summer reading. Twenty-five Christian symbols are explained citing ancient sources and are accompanied by reproduced illustrations of the ancient originals. This book is best read a chapter at a time to digest the information instead of trying to read it in one sitting. I foresee coming back to this book in the future when my high school children are studying early Church history; it will be a great supplement to their text.

My one complaint about the book is the color of the typeset; I found it difficult to read brown type on cream pages. I think the intent was for it to look ‘old’ but for this middle-aged woman, it made reading difficult.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Signs and Mysteries.

1 comment:

Dymphna said...

Hey, Renee! I found your blog through through Sunday Snippets. I'm glad to see you are on Good Reads too. Looking forward to reading your blog.