First Review!
Friday August 01st 2008, 9:48 pm
Filed under: Books,Patristics

“Mike Aquilina’s Signs and Mysteries provides a popular yet academically rigorous guide to symbols in the early church. The immediately accessible prose — which quotes thoughtfully from the church fathers, classical and Jewish sources — is complemented by generous illustrations. He has not only drawn on the obvious archaeological and epigraphic record, he has also delved into the fascinating world of Christian graffiti. An essential book to keep to hand when visiting early Christian sites.”
— Adrian Murdoch
Fellow, British Royal Historical Society
Author, The Last Pagan, Rome’s Greatest Defeat, and The Last Roman

The “generous illustrations,” numbering in the hundreds, are by the great Lea Marie Ravotti. The book is out any day now. Order yours today!

Signs and Mysteries: Revealing Ancient Christian Symbols

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Hello Mike!
I’m brother Jacques… not sure if you remember me though. I’m from Lebanon, entered the Antonin Maronite Order about a year and a half.

Congratulations for your new books. In 2007 Fr. Nasser Al Gemayyel (from Lebanon) published a book quite similar to yours, in Arabic, entitled “Christian Symbols”. A comparison between the two works should be quite interesting! I’m guessing that yours is much more comprehensive though.

Comment by Jacques 08.02.08 @ 5:11 am

Congratulations, Mike! It’s a good feeling to finally get a finished produect, after all the hard work.

Comment by Carl Sommer 08.02.08 @ 2:50 pm

Mike – Congrads!

The Lord is really using you to help all of us
understand true Christianity from the start.

I can hardly wait to read your book!

St. Paul Center Rome pilgrm,


Comment by Maryella 08.03.08 @ 7:00 am

Now you need to get BW to putup in the sidebar as well as Take 5.

Congrats! Can’t wait to see it!

Comment by The Other Maureen :) 08.03.08 @ 5:44 pm

Wow! Can’t wait to get this book. It’s at the top of my reading list. Thanks for all you do to share the Gospel.

Comment by Gretchen 08.04.08 @ 4:39 pm

Very interesting! I can’t wait to read it! Thank you for publishing a book on such an interesting topic!

Comment by Diana von Glahn 08.04.08 @ 8:30 pm

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