First Fruits of Prayer: A Forty-Day Journey Through the Canon of St. Andrew
Product Description"My new book, “First Fruits of Prayer,” divides the Great Canon into 40 readings; this way readers can explore it as a spiritual retreat, during Lent or at any time.
The whole Canon is a kind of “Walk Through the Bible.” St. Andrew begins with Adam and Eve and goes all the way through, exhorting himself by applying the stories and characters of the Bible. Because it is so densely packed I provide a commentary each day on the facing page, which supplies the Scripture references, explains unfamiliar ideas, and suggests questions for reflection.
Reading the Canon helps us see how Christians in the Holy Land, 1300 years ago, understood the Scriptures. It’s a way to time-travel, and actually join them in these ancient Christian devotions."