From the semitic-aramaic spirituality of the early Church to the hellenized theological vision of later centuries, the syrian tradition offers modern Christians an intensity, insights, and an immediacy rare in the West.
. . . unsurpassed as an introduction to the spirituality and the ascetical tradition of Syriac Christianity . . .
. . . provides a badly needed general introduction to the tangled history of Oriental Christianity . . .
Journal of Roman Studies
. . . an outstanding introduction to a little-known region in the history of spirituality, as well as a wise store of practical counsel for those seeking to pray more deeply