These are practical, intelligent thoughts for both understanding and living the Christian message offered in a daily does from the well of thought of a great spiritual master and his modern interpreter.
Catholic Library World
Fr. Donald X. Burt is on a very short list of the finest biblical and patristic spirituality writers in the Church of the last half century. He has rendered a tremendous service to the Church in making St. Augustine accessible to the person unable to pore through his voluminous writings. Fr. Burt's penetrating, down-to-earth style is music to the reader's ear and heart. Free of ideological tentacles and platitudes, his writings address many of today's pressing personal, relational, and pastoral issues. His books are ideal for spiritual reading as well as lectio divina, the Church's model of holistic, contemplative reading that continues to assume greater prominence in Catholic life. Having read his books since the early 1980s, I can attest to their fresh, enduring qualities and their uncanny capacity to speak to the needs of the day.
Karl A. Schultz, National Speaker and author of eleven books
This is an excellent book for those who are searching a new light in their lives, and want to follow the steps of Christ through the interpretation of Saint Augustine.
Perfect for the night table or beside your favorite chair in the rectory.
Crux of the News
The book is strongly recommended for anyone wishing to know Augustine and to grow spiritually with him as guide.
Catholic Studies An Online Journal
Augustine and his commentator have shared their wisdom generously and readers will be grateful.
. . . A pattern of acknowledging human frailty while expressing encouragement and hope runs throughout Fr. Burt's current work, making it a valuable resource to keep close at hand.
When speaking about his own theology and spirituality, Pope Benedict XVI calls St. Augustine "my master." In Day by Day with St. Augustine Fr. Don Burt makes the theology and spirituality of the great bishop of Hippo available and accessible to all readers. With his judicious selection and compelling translations of texts from the vast corpus of Augustine's writings, and by his masterful commentaries, one of today's leading Augustinian scholars invites us through the liturgical calendar to learn from the most influential of early Christian writers.
Joseph T. Kelley, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
What is most amazing about St. Augustine is that much of what he wrote 1600 years ago still has a deep meaning for many people today. In this new book, Fr. Donald Burt has captured Augustine's relevance for our times in a very unique way. This is a book that will uplift the human spirit and challenge us to look at our inmost being through the medium of a daily brief thought from Augustine himself and an equally brief comment by Fr. Burt. In this format a great variety of very meaningful human and spiritual themes are addressed. There is a section for each day of the year, and it's just enough to jump start the day by deepening our longing for God and for growth in the spirit.
Theodore E. Tack, O.S.A., Cascia Hall School, Tulsa, Oklahoma