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Book: Introduction to Liturgical TheologyBook: Introduction to Liturgical TheologyAlexander Schmemann's Introduction to Liturgical Theology is a masterful historical and critical introduction to the study of modern Orthodox liturgics and theology. There is scarcely a student of Christian worship who has not been stirred by the brilliant mind of the late Orthodox theologian Alexander Schmemann.
Book: Jesus Christ and the TempleBook: Jesus Christ and the Temple
Book: Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching, Volumes I - IIIBook: Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching, Volumes I - IIIVolume I: The Beginning of the Gospel
Volume II: The Sermon on the Mount
Volume III: The Miracles of Jesus
Book: John the Theologian and his Paschal Gospel: A Prologue to TheologyBook: John the Theologian and his Paschal Gospel: A Prologue to Theology
Book: Journey to HeavenBook: Journey to Heaven
Journey to Heaven: Counsels on the Particular Duties of Every Christian
Book: Journey to the KingdomBook: Journey to the Kingdom

The Orthodox Liturgy is not just an act of worship, but a potentially life-changing journey.

Book: Know the Faith: A Handbook for Orthodox Christians and InquirersBook: Know the Faith: A Handbook for Orthodox Christians and Inquirers
I'm always on the lookout for the most helpful book for the many inquirers into Orthodox Christianity that come through my church's door. Fr. Michael's new book is an excellent resource in that it is creative, Biblical, Orthodox, well-argued, and a joy to read. If you take the Bible seriously, are interested in Orthodoxy and how it compares to other Christian groups, you need this book.
-Fr. Noah Bushelli, Pastor, St. Philip Orthodox Church, Souderton, PA
Book: Lectures on the Christian SacramentsBook: Lectures on the Christian Sacraments
Book: Let Us Attend, A Journey through the Orthodox Divine LiturgyBook: Let Us Attend, A Journey through the Orthodox Divine Liturgyby Archpriest Lawrence Farley. 100 pages. Conciliar Press. Gain a fuller understanding of the Orthodox Liturgy; sink deeper into the experience of worshipping the All-Holy and Life-giving Trinity. 
Book: Letters from the DesertBook: Letters from the DesertIn the East, one sought out an elder, an Old Man (a geron in Greek or an abba, the Coptic word) as a spiritual director, and this was the chief role of monastic community to the surrounding community. These letters of the two Old Men were written to hermits, to monks in the community, to those in the choir, to priests, and to lay persons. Some were intended for advanced instruction, while others were intended for novices, according to the capacity of the inquirer.
Book: Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on PrayerBook: Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on PrayerLetters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer: Reflections on the Intimate Dialogue between Man and God

By CS Lewis
Book: Little Russian Philokalia: Vol. I: St. SeraphimBook: Little Russian Philokalia: Vol. I: St. Seraphim
This "Little Russian Philokalia" is a new collection of ascetic texts drawn from Russian sources, chiefly of the 18th through 20th centuries. The first volume is devoted to St. Seraphim of Sarov (1756-1833), one of Russia's best loved saints, a heavenly man overflowing with Christ-like love, to whom the mysteries of the other world were open. His amazing and supernatural conversation with Motovilov is included in this volume.
Book: Man and the God-ManBook: Man and the God-ManThe treasure to be found in this anthology of neopatristic syntheses consists of:
"Perfect God and perfect man" - Nativity Epistle, where Fr Justin boldly exclaims that "man is only a true man when he is completely united with God, only and solely in God is man a man, true man, perfect man, a man in whom all the fullness of Godhead lives."
"The God-man" - The foundation of the Truth of Orthodoxy - Ava Justinian's language of love in Christ-centered reflections of Truth
"The Supreme Value and Infallible Criterion"- contemporary philosophical reflections on visible and invisible realities
"Sentenced to Immortality" - a homily on the Resurrection or Our Lord Jesus Christ
"Humanistic and Theanthropic Culture"-criticism of European anti-Christian culture
"Humanistic and
Book: Marriage: An Orthodox PerspectiveBook: Marriage: An Orthodox Perspective
It is impossible to understand either the New Testament doctrine on marriage, or the very consistent practice of the Orthodox Church without seeing Christian marriage in the context of the Eucharist... The very notion of marriage as a sacrament presupposed that a man is not only a being with physiological, psychological, and social functions, but that he is a citizen of God's Kingdom, i.e., that his entire life, and especially its most decisive moments, involve eternal values and God Himself.

John Meyendorff, 

Book: My Life in Christ, by St. John of KronstadtBook: My Life in Christ, by St. John of KronstadtPrice includes shipping for this two-volume set.
Book: On Earth We're Just Learning How to LiveBook: On Earth We're Just Learning How to LiveAn enthralling first-person glimpse into the Russia of the Lives of the Saints -- still alive today.
Book: On Pascha, Melito of SardisBook: On Pascha, Melito of Sardis
Book: On Prayer, by Elder SophronyBook: On Prayer, by Elder SophronyA collection of articles on prayer and the spiritual life, together with some of the author's own prayers. A moving testimony to the relevance of Christ, who, for Archimandrite Sophrony, is "all, and in all, the beginning and the ending" of all things (cf. Col 3:11; Rev 1:8).
Book: On the Incarnation, by Saint AthanasiusBook: On the Incarnation, by Saint AthanasiusOn the Incarnation contains the reflections of Athanasius of Alexandria, upon the subjects of Christ, His purpose on Earth, and the nature of the Holy Spirit. 

This work was composed partly to explain Athanasius's thoughts on Jesus Christ and the nature of the Holy Spirit, and partly to refute the views of Arius, a rival deacon within the Egypti
Book: On the Invocation of the Name of JesusBook: On the Invocation of the Name of JesusBy A Monk of the Eastern Church, the pseudonym of Fr. Lev Gillet. For those interested in learning about the Jesus Prayer.
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