'This fasting...is very good, provided the commandments of the Lord be observed...First of all, be on your guard against every evil word, and every evil desire, and purify your heart from all the vanities of this world. If you guard against these things, your fasting will be perfect.' - The Shepherd of Hermas
Description: It is not man but God who pours out His heart in this introductory message to the book of Isaiah. God lays out the charges against His people; decimates their arguments and calls on heaven and earth to decide the case.