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Book: Being as CommunionBook: Being as CommunionThe Author: John Zizioulas is Metropolitan of Pergamon in the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
Book: Being BreadBook: Being Bread
The kind of book Orthodox Christians long for who want uplifiting devotional reading for today....filled with stories grounded in an Orthodox understanding of what life fully lived in Christ looks like. By offering us twenty-five morsels of being bread, Dr. Muse teaches us how to become bread, to be fully human in Christ. You can read the book fairly quickly for the delightful collection of stories it is, or you can stop and chew each one slowly...I recommend the book that way. It's much better the second time. InCommunion
Here is a book rich with insight into being able to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, the sacramental and therefore relational nature of everyone and everything -- and the consequences of this vision for how we ought to live as believers.  Fr. Steven Tsichlis, St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine, CA
Book: Bodily ResurrectionBook: Bodily Resurrection
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: Building an Orthodox MarriageBook: Building an Orthodox Marriage

Building an Orthodox Marriage: A Practical Commentary on the Eastern Orthodox Marriage Rite

Book: Cancer, My LoveBook: Cancer, My Love[Mioara] found what it means, at the deepest level, to love and be loved by others and by God. Ultimately, hers is a story not only of growth but of indomitable joy and triumph.
Book: Canon to our Venerable Mother Mary of EgyptBook: Canon to our Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt
Book: Canon to the Lord for a Sick Child, by Elder CleopaBook: Canon to the Lord for a Sick Child, by Elder CleopaO Lord, show the power of Thy mercy!

O Lord, Thou Who arranges all for the salvation of mankind, receive my humble prayer for this child [Name] who is being tried by illness and heal him (her), for Thou dost know his (her) sufferings. Permit him (her) not to suffer, O Lord, but raise him (her) quickly from this illness, for Thou art good and the Lover of mankind.
Book: Catechetical Discourse of St. Gregory of NyssaBook: Catechetical Discourse of St. Gregory of Nyssa
Book: Children in the Church Today: An Orthodox PerspectiveBook: Children in the Church Today: An Orthodox PerspectiveSister Magdalen's major emphasis is that "if children are conceived, born, and brought up surrounded by prayer and love, they will grow up as spiritual persons and thus fulfill their human vocation."
Book: Christ and the ChurchBook: Christ and the ChurchThe popular notion of a "churchless Christianity"--of peaceably praying alone with the Savior in the confines of one's own sacred space--forces the question: Do we need the Church, its complicated dogmas, canons, services and the ongoing struggle to defend the faith against schism?
Book: Christ in Eastern Christian ThoughtBook: Christ in Eastern Christian ThoughtMeyendorff does a great job in surveying the various strands of Byzantine Christology. He unites them under the idea of man's being made to participate in the life of God. This requires a Christology to match, so we see an emphasis on the Logos taking to himself human flesh and deifying, which flesh then becomes the divine life for all of humanity. Some of the figures surveyed shed light on the Christology, but in many ways more importantly, the metaphysics of Byzantine Christianity.
Book: Christ in His SaintsBook: Christ in His SaintsThese men and women represent that ancient family into which, by baptism, all believers have been incorporated. Together they comprise that great "cloud of witnesses" cheering us on and inspiring us through word and deed.
Book: Christ the Conqueror of HellBook: Christ the Conqueror of HellMetropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, is well known throughout the Orthodox Church as a leading theologian, writer, and musical composer. He holds a doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford University and a doctorate in theology from St Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris.
Book: Christ, Our Way and Our LifeBook: Christ, Our Way and Our LifeArchimandrite Zacharias recapitulates and synthesizes both St. Silouan and his teacher, Fr. Sophrony of Essex, in a concise manner that brings the deepest aspects of our faith to any reader. Fr. Zacharias, a man of profound holiness and prayer, is truly a Holy Elder of our time and his writings are incomparably the best of our day.
Book: Confession: A Series of Lectures on the Mystery of RepentanceBook: Confession: A Series of Lectures on the Mystery of RepentanceCovers the significance of confession for Christians, the spiritual director's disposition, healing, doubt, sin, fear, despondency, pride, money, envy, chastity, etc.
Book: Courage to Pray by Anthony BloomBook: Courage to Pray by Anthony Bloom"Prayer is a search for God, encounter with God, and going beyond this encounter in communion...Prayer is born of the discovery that this world has depths-- that we are not only surrounded by visible things but that we are also immersed in and penetrated by invisible things..." 
Book: Defeating Sin: Overcoming Our Passions and Changing ForeverBook: Defeating Sin: Overcoming Our Passions and Changing Forever

“May you, reader, be blessed and enlightened and encouraged in your struggle by the wisdom contained in this book, to the glory of the All-Holy Trinity and the salvation of your soul.”

—Bishop Basil of Wichita and Mid-America (Antiochian Archdiocese)

“This book will be marked up and well-worn by those who own it and no doubt shared with other Christians who long for a well of renewal and blessed retreat.”

—Very Rev. Dr Chad Hatfield, President of St Vladimir’s Seminary

Book: Dogmatic Theology: Creation, God's Image in Man, & the Redeeming Work of the TrinityBook: Dogmatic Theology: Creation, God's Image in Man, & the Redeeming Work of the TrinityLossky confronts the great questions of theology: How can we know God? How is the Creator related to his creation? What is the vocation of human beings, created in God’s image?
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.
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