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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Book: Turning East: Contemporary Philosophers and the Ancient Christian FaithBook: Turning East: Contemporary Philosophers and the Ancient Christian FaithTurning East is a collection of autobiographical essays in which sixteen philosophers describe their personal journeys to the Orthodox Church, explain their reasons for becoming Orthodox Christians, and offer a sense of how their conversions have changed their lives.
Book: Turning the Heart to God, by St. Theophan the RecluseBook: Turning the Heart to God, by St. Theophan the Recluse
This books is arguably the most profound work on repentance in all of Christendom. Repentance is not a popular term here in the West, yet it is the cornerstone of the Lord's Gospel, and the entrance into God's kingdom. Turning the Heart to God is a manual of true spiritual transformation in a world of often cheap grace...a classic book that has the power to change our lives, if we let it.
Book: Way of the Ascetics, by Tito CollianderBook: Way of the Ascetics, by Tito CollianderThe Author: Tito Colliander was born in St Petersburg, Russia, but lived most of his life in Helsinki, Finland, where he was an Orthodox layman and the author of several books in both the religious and secular fields.
Book: We Shall See Him As He Is, by Archimandrite SophronyBook: We Shall See Him As He Is, by Archimandrite Sophrony
"Now at the close of my life I have decided to talk to my brethren of things I would not have ventured to utter earlier, counting it unseemly..." Thus wrote Archimandrite Sophrony, then ninety-two years old, in We Shall See Him As He Is, his spiritual autobiography. In this book, Fr. Sophrony, one of the most beloved Orthodox Christian elders of our times revealed to the world his own experience of union with God, and the path to that union.
Book: When Hearts Become Flame, by Dcn. Stephen MuseBook: When Hearts Become Flame, by Dcn. Stephen Muse

Dr. Muse shares insight and wisdom gained over the course of his life's journey as a pastor and psychotherapist trying to follow the Light wherever He leads. Some profound and very useful insights are found within these pages.

— Dr. Albert Rossi, Psychologist, St. Vladimir's Seminary

Book: Why Did She Cry? The Story of the Weeping MadonnaBook: Why Did She Cry? The Story of the Weeping Madonna
Book: Wise LivesBook: Wise LivesWise Lives: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Wisdom of Sirach
Book: Works on the Spirit - Athanasius the Great and Didymus the BlindBook: Works on the Spirit - Athanasius the Great and Didymus the BlindThe first great testament to the Spirit's divinity -showing how the Spirit creates and saves inseparably with the Father and the Son- is St. Athanasius' Letters to Serapion. Only a few years later, Didymus the Blind penned his own On the Holy Spirit, which is here translated into English for the first time. For Didymus, the Spirit transforms Christians by drawing them into the divine life itself, and must therefore be one with the Father and Son.
Children's Book: Celebrating the Twelve Days of ChristmasChildren's Book: Celebrating the Twelve Days of ChristmasBy Amanda Eve Wigglesworth. A family devotional in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. 
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 Books by Mother MelaniaChildren's Books by Mother MelaniaMost of Mother Melania's books are in verse, except for the Fireduck series.
CLEARANCE Book: Keeper of the LightCLEARANCE Book: Keeper of the LightThe road to sainthood takes a lifetime to travel. . . . 
CLEARANCE Book: Saint Raphael HawaweenyCLEARANCE Book: Saint Raphael HawaweenyHoly Father and Hierarch Raphael, pray to God for us!
CLEARANCE Book: The Nicene FaithCLEARANCE Book: The Nicene Faith
...An academic study of the highest caliber. Believing Christians, who can never know enough about the Nicene Faith, will be deeply grateful for this excellent book.

-- Fr Thomas Hopko,
Dean Emeritus, St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary

CLEARANCE Book: The Scent of HolinessCLEARANCE Book: The Scent of HolinessLessons from life in a women's monastery in Greece. Accessible and enjoyable.
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.
Trio of Monastery Beeswax Lip Balm: Lavender & CalendulaTrio of Monastery Beeswax Lip Balm: Lavender & CalendulaMade by the sisters with home grown lavender and calendula, stock up on this lovely all-natural beeswax lip balm for Christmas stocking stuffers or birthday gifts.
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