Books & Gifts

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!


Due to space limitations, we cannot list our entire (extensive!) inventory online, although we are constantly rotating books in and out. Please email us to request a complete list or call us at (805)921-1563 to ask about what you are looking for.

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Children's Book: Saint George & the DragonChildren's Book: Saint George & the Dragonby Jim Forest and illustrated by Vladislav Andrejev. A beautifully illustrated retelling of the story of St George for contemporary readers, illustrated in traditional iconographic style. Using iconographic images, this book carries us into a world of dragons and heroes, and of courageous, overcoming love.
Children's Book: Special Agents of Christ: A Prayer Book for Young Orthodox SaintsChildren's Book: Special Agents of Christ: A Prayer Book for Young Orthodox Saints

About the Author:

Annalisa Boyd is mother to 6 and has fostered 25 children (so far). It is her desire for each child to be inspire

Children's Book: The Blackbird's Nest: Saint Kevin of IrelandChildren's Book: The Blackbird's Nest: Saint Kevin of IrelandKevin was always different. He loved animals and seemed to understand their secret language. But other children brought out the worst in him. He chased, bullied, and shoved, until one spring when he learned an unforgettable lesson from an unlikely teacher--a blackbird who built a nest in his hand.
Children's Book: The Monk Who Grew PrayerChildren's Book: The Monk Who Grew PrayerThis delightful, beautifully illustrated book teaches children that no matter what they are doing, or what hour of the day it is, they too, can pray. 
Children's Book: We PrayChildren's Book: We PrayExcerpt:
We pray for all our families
and everyone we love,
that God’s great love would bless them
in their sadness or their joy.
Children's Book: When God Made YouChildren's Book: When God Made YouWhen God Made You is a heartwarming story that speaks to readers of all ages. Snuggle up with your little ones and read along as they discover their importance and uniqueness to God and how He made each and every one of us. Each spread features a child from a different part of the world and how God made them and blessed each of them.
Children's Books by Mother MelaniaChildren's Books by Mother MelaniaMost of Mother Melania's books are in verse, except for the Fireduck series.
CLEARANCE Book: Ascetic Discourses of Abba IsaiahCLEARANCE Book: Ascetic Discourses of Abba Isaiah
The illuminating introduction to the translation of these twenty-nine monastic discourses written in the mid-fifth century explores scholarly issues . . . this volume is a model for showing how to make a book user-friendly . . . Until this translation appeared, we had only a bit of Abba Isaiah in English (in the translation of the Philokalia), so this work is a welcome addition, made all the more welcome because of the readable translation and useful apparatus.
Cistercian Studies Quarterly
CLEARANCE Book: Excerpts from the Works of Saint Augustine on the Letters of the Blessed Apostle PaulCLEARANCE Book: Excerpts from the Works of Saint Augustine on the Letters of the Blessed Apostle PaulThis compilation important to the evolution of later theology is presented here for the first time in English. Bede uses and adds to Augustine`s commentary of the Letters of Paul. Each chapter is a different letter i.e. St. Augustine`s Commentary: The Letter of Paul to the Church in Rome.
CLEARANCE Book: Treasures of the Holy LandCLEARANCE Book: Treasures of the Holy Landby Veselin Kesich and Lydia Kesich. 112 pps. SVS press. Includes 24 line drawings.
Honey Trio: Avocado, Clover, SageHoney Trio: Avocado, Clover, SageYou are purchasing delicious gravity filtered, unpasteurized gourmet honey. Excellent during flu and cold season when combined with lemon and hot water.
Honey: AvocadoHoney: Avocado1st place blue ribbon at the Ventura County Fair. 100% raw, natural, gourmet-quality honey from local bees in Ventura County. Available in 1 lb jars.
Honey: CloverHoney: CloverA deliciously light honey. 100% raw, natural, gourmet-quality honey produced by busy bees in Montana. Available in 1 lb jars.
Honey: EucalyptusHoney: EucalyptusEucalyptus Honey is a mildly sweet honey with a touch of herbal flavor. Available in 1 lb jars.
Honey: OrangeHoney: OrangeTry one of our favorites! This honey carries the fullness of orange blossom flavor and has been a 1st place blue ribbon winner at Ventura County Fair. Available in 1 lb jars.
Honey: SageHoney: SageA beekeeper's delight and a favorite at the fairs! Sage honey is a mild 1st place award-winning honey. Available in 1 lb jars.
Honey: WildflowerHoney: WildflowerThis rich-tasting raw honey produced from a variety of local wildflowers features a slightly added intensity of flavor. Available in 1 lb jars.
Lavender Sachets: from the fields of St Barbara MonasteryLavender Sachets: from the fields of St Barbara Monastery
Excellent for purses, linen closets, drawers or any place that could use the beautifully fresh scent of lavender.
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