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Book: How to Live a Holy LifeBook: How to Live a Holy Life

Contents:

Appeal to the Christian

How Should We Conduct Ourselves in the Morning?
How Should We Conduct Ourselves in Relation to the Lord God?
How Should We Conduct Ourselves in Relationship to Other People?
How Should We Conduct Ourselves in Some of the Most Common Situations of Life?

Book: Hymn of EntryBook: Hymn of Entry

Bishop Kallistos (Ware) states in his foreword:

[Hymn of Entry] offers nothing less than a fresh vision of theology, the church and the world, a vision that is both original and yet genuinely traditional. The quality that characterizes this remarkable book is above all a sense of wholeness. The unity of the divine and human in the incarnate Christ, the unity of heaven and earth in the Divine Liturgy, the unity between theology and spirituality, between theology and life - such are the author's master-themes.
Book: I Love, Therefore I AmBook: I Love, Therefore I AmAbout the Author: Hieromonk Nikolai Sakharov holds a Ph.D. in theology from Oxford University and is the grand nephew of Archimandrite Sophrony. He is a member of the Monastery of St John the Baptist, Essex, United Kingdom.
Book: If we Confess our Sins: Preparation and PrayersBook: If we Confess our Sins: Preparation and PrayersCompiled by Fr. Thomas Hopko.
Book: If You Love Me: Serving Christ and the Church in Spirit and TruthBook: If You Love Me: Serving Christ and the Church in Spirit and TruthAbout the Author: Known in the West as Matthew the Poor, Abba Matta is widely regarded as the greatest Egyptian elder since St. Antony the Great. He produced a huge and varied body of work in Arabic, only a little of which has been translated into English. In addition, a great many of his informal talks to monks and visitors were recorded. He had a marvelous ability to communicate the deepest spiritual truths in the simplest and most practical language, making them accessible to laypeople as well as monastics. He speaks to the heart rather than the head, gently exhorting the reader to pursue a deeper life in Christ.
Book: Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of HeavenBook: Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of Heaven
Book: Instructions and Teachings for the American Orthodox Faithful, by St. TikhonBook: Instructions and Teachings for the American Orthodox Faithful, by St. Tikhon

“These words and sermons represent in a way the archpastoral diary of Vladyka, in which the main aspects in the life of the American Orthodox Church that the Archpastor paid attention to are indicated. Re-reading these “Instructions and Teachings” of His Holiness to the American flock, the pastors and those in their care, the reader involuntarily is present amidst the flow of life in the American Church, enters the many-sidedness of its parts, recalls its distant past, contemplates what was contemporary for the hierarch, and detects similarities or differences between what took place then and what exists in its present life.” 

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: 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 of Spiritual Direction, by Elder Macarius of OptinaBook: Letters of Spiritual Direction, by Elder Macarius of OptinaPaperback, 115 pages. Published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press.
Book: Letters to a Beginner: On Giving One's Life to GodBook: Letters to a Beginner: On Giving One's Life to God
Although these letters of Abbess Thaisia (+1915) were written for monastics, the spiritual principles in them can be applied, with discernment, to the lives of all Christian strugglers-- both monastic and lay-- leading them into closer communion with God through a deepened experience of prayer, an advancement in virtue, and a more diligent practice of the commandments of Christ.
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
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Book: Man, the Target of GodBook: Man, the Target of God

The Very Reverend Dr. Zacharias Zacharou is a disciple of Elder Sophrony and a member of the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist, Essex, England.

Of Greek Cypriot heritage, Fr Zacharias is the official translator of Elder Sophrony&r

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