Books & Gifts

We hope you enjoy the offerings of our bookstore and giftshop! Items are continuously being added, so check back frequently. Currently, the price of each item already includes shipping, handling and CA state tax (if appropriate). You will not be charged an additional fee for S&H during checkout. If you are ordering from outside the US, email us for international shipping rates. Thank you for visiting us!

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Quartet of Lavender Sachets
Quartet of Lavender Sachets
Four sachets are better than one...especially when discounted!
100 knot prayer rope--10 beads100 knot prayer rope--10 beads
100 knot prayer rope--4 beads100 knot prayer rope--4 beads
150 knot prayer rope150 knot prayer rope
33 knot prayer rope33 knot prayer rope
Akathist to Jesus the Conqueror of Death, by St. Nikolai VelimirovichAkathist to Jesus the Conqueror of Death, by St. Nikolai Velimirovich
All-Natural Monastery Lip Balm: with Lavender & CalendulaAll-Natural Monastery Lip Balm: with Lavender & CalendulaThis mild beeswax lip balm made by the sisters features all natural ingredients including shea butter, sweet almond oil and our homegrown lavender and calendula (aka pot marigold). 
Book: A Fellowship of Love CookbookBook: A Fellowship of Love Cookbook
Book: A Layman in the DesertBook: A Layman in the Desert"Working with the Conferences of St. John Cassian, Opperwall constructs a kind of relationship handbook that shows us how the desert saints of old can help us build healthy, Christ-centered relationships with our spouses, children, friends, and co-workers."
Book: Ages of the Spiritual Life, by Paul EvdokimovBook: Ages of the Spiritual Life, by Paul Evdokimov
Book: Avvakum the Barefoot, by Monk Theodoretos the HagioriteBook: Avvakum the Barefoot, by Monk Theodoretos the Hagiorite
Monk Theodoretos reveals to us the life of the saintly elder, Elder Avvakum of Mt Athos, who was for his fellow monastics and scores of pilgrims a symbol and example of Christian asceticism, simplicity and love.
Book: Beauty for AshesBook: Beauty for AshesHighly recommended book written by a good friend of St. Barbara Monastery.
Book: Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian AnthropologyBook: Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology
By Fr John Behr. Small, hardbound with 41 color plates. Rich theological food for meditation. Small enough to fit inside a purse. Excellent Christmas gift.

Book: Born to Hate Reborn to LoveBook: Born to Hate Reborn to Love
By Klaus Kenneth. This is a story for our generation--  a true story that brings comfort, reassurance and hope to a world immersed in confusion, rejection and despair.
Book: Canon to the Lord for a Sick ChildBook: Canon to the Lord for a Sick Child
Book: Courage to Pray by Anthony BloomBook: Courage to Pray by Anthony Bloom
Book: Daily Readings with St. Isaac of SyriaBook: Daily Readings with St. Isaac of Syria
"St Isaac of Syria is acknowledged as one of the greatest spiritual writers in the Eastern orthodox tradition. His combination of penetrating insight and deeply felt compassion has appealed to generations of readers in the past. Now that he appears in an acessible English version, I believe that he will find a multitude of new readers." -- Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh.
Book: Dorotheos of Gaza, Discourses & SayingsBook: Dorotheos of Gaza, Discourses & SayingsEssential reading for any Christian who desires to profit spiritually from the wisdom of the desert fathers.
Book: Ecclesial Being: Contributions to Theological Dialogue, by Constantine B. ScouterisBook: Ecclesial Being: Contributions to Theological Dialogue, by Constantine B. Scouteris
In his Ecclesial Being, Professor Constantine Scouteris focuses most ably on the mystery of the human person in the context of the conciliarity of the Church. Dr Scouteris is Professor of Theology in the University of Athens and Adjunct Professor at the Theological School of the University of Balamand, Lebanon.
Book: Elder Anthony of OptinaBook: Elder Anthony of Optina
"Enduring terrible hardship and excruciating physical ailments, Elder Anthony acquired perfect spiritual freedom through the careful guarding of his soul and the humble acceptance of God's providence....The reader is involuntarily drawn into the quiet, restful atmosphere of Elder Anthony's beautiful soul, learning there the meaning of the lofty virtue of humble-mindedness." -- excerpt
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