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...
...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
-- Church History
...Provides a badly needed general introduction to the tangled history of Oriental Christianity...
-- Journal of Roman Studies