Chiyoko Kutsuki Kutsuki de Antonia, Poland
This is a short book and an easy read. It is especially enjoyable if you haven't read a good bash of Constatinianism/Christendom in a while. Kreider's central argument is that in the early Church significant attention was given to proper catechetical instruction and the significant change required for converts to be considered converts. As time progresses, especially after the time of Constantine, conversion becomes less demanding, and easier. Thus, Kreider contends within the Post-Christendom world, the time is ripe for a recovery of early church practices surrounding conversion (i.e. catechesis, some liturgical practices, etc.). I liked this book a lot. It was refreshing to read an early church historian with Anabaptist sensibilities because there is a certain amount of critical appropriation of the tradition (rather than blindly accepting the whole arc of doctrinal development). I also appreciated how much Kreider quotes source materials to build his case. I came away from this book interested in reading several patristic sources.
The thing that bothered me about Sugar Daddy the most is there is waaaaay to much telling and not enough showing. I mean the book doesn't even start until like chapter 15. Everything is explaining and more explaining and even when it did start there was still to much explaining and the end felt rushed and that is why it gets three stars only but otherwise this is a great read! Liberty is an interesting character along with the other characters like her sister, Hardy, Gage and his father. The plot (even though it toke forever to get started) was enjoyable and interesting and what really made the book for me is the fact that it's set in Houston so I loved relating to the parts about the city and people especially since I live there;D I definitely recommend this book to people even though it has some faults but that doesn't mean I won't finish the Travis series because I definitely will. -thank you&come again.