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We hope you enjoy the offerings of our online 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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Book: Raising Up Good Stewards: God's People Using God's Money for God's GloryBook: Raising Up Good Stewards: God's People Using God's Money for God's GloryIn Raising Up Good Stewards, learn how to increase church giving with integrity, support your family and the needy, restore the church’s witness, and credibility in corrupt contexts. Solving the money problems in churches doesn’t require outside donors or unethical shortcuts. As we become good stewards using what Jesus has entrusted to us, he will use us to bless our world.
Book: Reflections on the Lord's PrayerBook: Reflections on the Lord's Prayer
Book: Remember Thy First LoveBook: Remember Thy First Love
REMEMBER THY FIRST LOVE
(Revelation 2:4-5): The Three Stages of the Spiritual Life in the Theology of Elder Sophrony
Book: Revelation of Life EternalBook: Revelation of Life Eternal

Revelation of Life Eternal: An Introduction to the Christian Message

Book: Saint Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov, and his Spiritual InheritanceBook: Saint Seraphim, Wonderworker of Sarov, and his Spiritual Inheritance
Book: Season of Repentance: Lenten Homilies of St John of KronstadtBook: Season of Repentance: Lenten Homilies of St John of Kronstadt
Book: Seasons of Grace: Reflections on the Orthodox Church YearBook: Seasons of Grace: Reflections on the Orthodox Church YearDonna Farley is a priest's wife, mother, and prolific writer. She is a published poet, science fiction writer, and columnist for The Handmaiden.
Book: Sermons on the Spiritual LifeBook: Sermons on the Spiritual LifeAn anthology of sermons on the spiritual life, taken from a 19th century multi-volume collection of St Philaret's homilies, and translated for the first time into the English language.
Book: Seven Days on the Roads of FranceBook: Seven Days on the Roads of France"This is ... Lossky's record of his attempts to enlist in the French army during the German advance of 1940. That is precious enough in itself, but so much more is included -- a preface by his son, the Orthodox priest Nicholas Lossky, as well as essays by Lossky's other son (a UN interpreter) and his two daughters (one a professor, the other an Orthodox author). Each essay is well-written and places Lossky's life and work within an extraordinarily rich context."

--from the Amazon review


Book: Shepherd of SoulsBook: Shepherd of Souls

Shepherd of Souls: The Life and Teachings of Elder Cleopa, Master of Inner Prayer & Spiritual Father of Romania (1912-1998)

Book: Short Trip to the Edge: A Pilgrimage to PrayerBook: Short Trip to the Edge: A Pilgrimage to PrayerMost intriguing in Short Trip is its apprehension of beauty in terms that are both spiritual and physical. Cairns engages all of the senses in his pursuit of a life made prayer. The deep stillness that he gains from worship is “sweet” and “delicious” (161). Indeed, the poet is able to understand the psalmist’s command to “taste and see that the Lord is good” in what for him is an entirely new way.

--Englewood Review


Book: Spiritual Fatherhood: Evagrius Ponticus on the Role of the Spiritual FatherBook: Spiritual Fatherhood: Evagrius Ponticus on the Role of the Spiritual FatherFATHER GABRIEL BUNGE, a priest and schemamonk of the Russian Orthodox Church, lives in a hermitage in Switzerland, Eremo Santa Croce. He possesses a thorough knowledge of patristic literature, and is known worldwide for his writings on contemplative prayer. Two of his other studies on Evagrius Ponticus—Despondency
Book: Spread the Word: Reclaiming the Apostolic Tradition of EvangelismBook: Spread the Word: Reclaiming the Apostolic Tradition of EvangelismA book on authentic evangelism according to the Orthodox tradition.
Book: St Gregory Palamas and Orthodox SpiritualityBook: St Gregory Palamas and Orthodox SpiritualityThis richly documented and lavishly illustrated study of Orthodox spirituality traces the development of "Orthodox mysticism" from the desert fathers through the patristic tradition to Byzantine hesychasm and its heritage in Russian monasticism. It shows how the work of Palamas transcends the limits of one school of spirituality and renews in its deepest essence the life of the Christian Mystery.
Book: St Macarius the SpiritbearerBook: St Macarius the SpiritbearerThese three ancient texts-The Sayings of Saint Macarius, The Virtues of Saint Macarius, and The Life of Saint Macarius of Scetis-provide insight into one of the most venerated saints of the Coptic Church and into life in the Egyptian monastic communities of the fourth century.
Book: St. Silouan the AthoniteBook: St. Silouan the AthonitePart I is a remarkable account of St Silouan's life, personality and teaching. Part II consists of St Silouan's writings, which he had laboriously penciled on odd scraps of paper, expressing an authentic personal experience of Christianity identical with that of the early Desert Fathers.
Book: Steps of Transformation: An Orthodox Priest Explores the Twelve StepsBook: Steps of Transformation: An Orthodox Priest Explores the Twelve StepsAddictions and struggles with the passions are rampant in our culture, and often in our families. Fr. Meletios Webber, a popular Orthodox priest with a doctorate in counseling, clearly and skillfully explains the Twelve Steps and correlates them with basic Orthodox theology. Fr Meletios is also the abbot of the Monastery of St John of San Francisco in Manton, California.
Book: Sun Dancing: Life in a Medieval Irish Monastery and How Celtic Spirituality Influenced the WorldBook: Sun Dancing: Life in a Medieval Irish Monastery and How Celtic Spirituality Influenced the WorldIn this remarkable feat of imagination and reconstruction Moorhouse shows how the medieval monastic community of The Great Skellig, an island off Ireland's southwest coast, worshipped and survived from 500 bc to ad 1200. The first part of the book is a fictional description of the austere life of the monks beginning with their arrival on the island, withdrawing from the world to a life of prayer, fasting, hardship, and danger. Subsequent scenes depict aspects of Celtic spirituality, a dangerous Viking raid, and spiritual crises. Finally, the abbot and his aging disciples abandon the island following a severe storm. The second part is a collection of short essays describing the many features of medieval monastic life.
Book: Surprised by ChristBook: Surprised by ChristSurprised by Christ: My Journey from Judaism to Orthodox Christianity
Book: Taught by God: Making Sense of the Difficult Sayings of JesusBook: Taught by God: Making Sense of the Difficult Sayings of Jesus"Taught by God is well researched and speaks clearly and informatively to many of the most difficult aspects of the biblical witness…. Students, clergy, and lay people could all greatly benefit from a close reading of the book’s arguments and the evidence provided to support them. Daniel Fanous… has provided a highly useful tool for people who read Scripture in depth and find themselves troubled or perplexed by these passages." -- Rev. Dr. John Breck
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