Best Christian Orthodoxy Books
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1. The Orthodox Study Bible, Hardcover: Ancient Christianity Speaks to Today's World
Author: by St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology
The FIRST EVER Orthodox Study Bible presents the Bible of the early church and the church of the early Bible. Orthodox Christianity is the face of ancient Christianity to the modern world and embraces the second largest body of Christians in the world.
In this first of its kind study Bible, the Bible is presented with commentary from the ancient Christian perspective that speaks to those Christians who seek a deeper experience of the roots of their faith. Features Include:Old Testament newly translated from the Greek text of the Septuagint, including the DeuterocanonNew Testament from the New King James VersionCommentary drawn from the early Church ChristiansEasy to Locate liturgical readingsBook Introductions and OutlinesSubject IndexFull color IconsFull color Maps9.5 point type size
2. Religion of the Apostles: Orthodox Christianity in the First Century
Author: by Stephen De Young
May 4, 2021
Rev. Dr. Stephen De Young, creator of the popular The Whole Counsel of God blog and podcast, traces the lineage of Orthodox Christianity back to the faith and witness of the apostles, which was rooted in a first-century Jewish worldview.
The Religion of the Apostles presents the Orthodox Christian Church of today as a continuation of the religious life of the apostles, which in turn was a continuation of the life of the people of God since the beginning of creation.
3. Prayer Book
Author: by Holy Trinity Monastery
A consistent best seller since the first edition was published in 1979, selling thousands of copies each year. This is perhaps the most popular Orthodox prayer book published in the English language, frequently referred to as “The Jordanville Prayer Book.” Contains morning and evening prayers and much more besides.
Traditional English is used throughout. Beautifully bound in maroon color with a gold embossed cover.
4. The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity
Author: by Timothy Ware
The readable, deeply authoritative and bestselling book on the Orthodox Church, in a fully updated and revised Third Edition.’Orthodoxy claims to be universal .. .’ Since its first publication fifty years ago, Timothy Ware’s book has become established throughout the English-speaking world as the standard introduction to the Orthodox Church.
Orthodoxy continues to be a subject of enormous interest among western Christians, and the author believes that an understanding of its standpoint is necessary before the Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches can be reunited. In this revised and updated edition he explains the Orthodox views on such widely ranging matters as Ecumenical Councils, Sacraments, Free Will, Purgatory, the Papacy and the relation between the different Orthodox Churches.
5. Rock and Sand: An Orthodox Appraisal of the Protestant Reformers and Their Teachings
Author: by Archpriest Josiah Trenham
NEW EDITION.Larger size, printed in full color. From the Introduction: This book has been written for three purposes. First, to provide the Orthodox reader with a competent overview of the history of Protestantism and its major traditions, from its beginnings in the 16th century to the present day.
This overview relies heavily upon the Reformer’s own words as well as the creeds of various Protestant faiths, in order to avoid misrepresentation and caricature. Second, to acquaint Orthodox and non-Orthodox readers with a narrative of the historical relations between the Orthodox East and the Protestant West.
Finally, to provide a summary of Orthodox theological opinion on the tenets of Protestantism.
6. The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church
Author: by Vladimir Lossky
St Vladimirs Seminary Pr
In his classic exposition of the theology of the Church, Lossky states that the Eastern Tradition…”has never made a sharp distinction between mysticism and theology; between personal experience of the divine mysteries and the dogma affirmed bu the Church.” The term “mystical theology” denotes that which is accessible yet inaccesible’ those things inderstood yet surpassing all knowledge.
7. The Philokalia: The Complete Text (Vol. 1); Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St. Markarios of Corinth
Author: by G.E.H. Palmer
Faber & Faber
The Philokalia is a collection of texts written between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. First published in Greek in 1782, then translated into Slavonic and later into Russian, The Philokalia has exercised an influence in the recent history of the Orthodox Church far greater than that of any book apart from the Bible.
It is concerned with themes of universal importance: how man may develop his inner powers and awake from illusion; how he may overcome fragmentation and achieve spiritual wholeness; how he may attain the life of contemplative stillness and union with God.”This excellent English translation, which takes into account the latest scholarly research into the original works, represents a major ‘gift’ from the wise men of the East.
The fluency of the literary style of this translation and the practical understanding which these writings reveal for the spiritual predicaments facing each Christian in every generation brings the book well within the range of the ordinary reader who seeks spiritual counsel.
8. On the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ
Author: by St. Maximus the Confessor
The last half of the twentieth century saw the establishment of the reputation of St Maximus the Confessor as the greatest of all Byzantine theologians, with a wholeness of vision that speaks directly to many of our concerns today. Until very recently, however, little of his work has been available in English translation, save for some collections of brief reflections arranged in centuries and a few brief treatises, too easily classified as “spirituality.” This volume provides translations from St Maximus, two main collections of theological reflections, his Ambigua (or Difficulties) and his Questions to Thalassius, plus one of his Christological opuscula, hitherto unavailable in English.
The translations are accompanied by immensely helpful notes, and prefaced by a long, brilliant introduction to the theology of the Confessor. This is the ideal volume from which to learn at first hand the depth and insight of St Maximus’ cosmic vision and grasp of the complexities of human nature, as he patiently explores the nature and consequences of the renewal of all things in Christ.
9. American Pilgrim
Author: by Roosh Valizadeh
What happens when a pickup artist suddenly receives God’s grace after teaching a lifestyle of fornication for over a decade to a worldwide audience? American Pilgrim is a memoir that shares the first-year journey of a man upon his decision to repent from a life of evil to serve Jesus Christ.
He travels across the United States to deliver his testimony in person through a series of lectures while chronicling the temptations that attempt to bring him back to Satan, the spiritual labors that deepen his faith as a new Christian, and the lamentable state of America on the cusp of great upheaval.
10. Faith of the Early Fathers: Three-Volume Set
Author: by William A. Jurgens
Taken together, these three volumes represent a basic English-language reference book of patristic works. Volume 1 ends circa 382; Volume 2 concludes with Julian of Eclanum (d. 454); Volume 3 ends with St. John of Damascene (d.749).
11. The Mountain of Silence: A Search for Orthodox Spirituality
Author: by Kyriacos C. Markides
An acclaimed expert in Christian mysticism travels to a monastery high in the Trodos Mountains of Cyprus and offers a fascinating look at the Greek Orthodox approach to spirituality that will appeal to readers of Carlos Castaneda. In an engaging combination of dialogues, reflections, conversations, history, and travel information, Kyriacos C.
Markides continues the exploration of a spiritual tradition and practice little known in the West he began in Riding with the Lion. His earlier book took readers to the isolated peninsula of Mount Athos in northern Greece and into the group of ancient monasteries.
There, in what might be called a Christian Tibet, two thousand monks and hermits practice the spiritual arts to attain a oneness with God. In his new book, Markides follows Father Maximos, one of Mount Athos’s monks, to the troubled island of Cyprus.
As Father Maximos establishes churches, convents, and monasteries in this deeply divided land, Markides is awakened anew to the magnificent spirituality of the Greek Orthodox Church. Images of the land and the people of Cyprus and details of its tragic history enrich the Mountain of Silence.
12. Christianity and Liberalism, new ed.
Author: by J. Gresham Machen
This classic defense of orthodox Christianity, written to counter the liberalism that arose in the early 1900s, establishes the importance of scriptural doctrine and contrasts the teachings of liberalism and orthodoxy on God and man, the Bible, Christ, salvation, and the church.J.
Gresham Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism has remained relevant through the years ever since its original publication in 1923. It was named one of the top 100 books of the millennium by World magazine and one of the top 100 books of the twentieth century by Christianity Today.
/ An admirable book. For its acumen, for its saliency, and for its wit, this cool and stringent defense of orthodox Protestantism is, I think, the best popular argument produced [in the controversy between Christianity and liberalism]. / Walter Lippmann in A Preface to Morals / It is my conviction that Machen’s book can still speak today….
Even for those who do not agree with his central thesis, Christianity and Liberalism can still be understood as representing one of the literary artifacts of a generation that had come to see liberalism as leading inexorably to a sentimentalized religion that had nothing to do with the God of the Bible or, indeed, with real life./ Carl R.
13. Thinking Orthodox: Understanding and Acquiring the Orthodox Christian Mind
Author: by Eugenia Scarvelis Constantinou
What does it mean to think Orthodox? What are the unspoken and unexplored premises and presumptions underlying what Christians believe? Orthodox Christianity is based on preserving the mind of the early Church, its phronema. Dr. Jeannie Constantinou brings her more than forty years’ experience as a professor, Bible teacher, and speaker to bear in explaining what the Orthodox phronema is, how it can be acquired, and how that phronema is expressed in true Orthodox theologyas practiced by those who are properly qualified by both training and a deep relationship with Christ.
14. The Way of a Pilgrim and the Pilgrim Continues His Way
Author: by Anonymous
An essential addition to the HarperCollins Spiritual Classics series, The Way of a Pilgrim is combined in one volume with its companion work, The Pilgrim Continues His Way. Translated from the original Russian by Reginald M. French and with an introduction by Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions, The Way of a Pilgrim is the chronicle of an anonymous nineteenth century Russian Christian’s travels and spiritual inquiries.
Eye-opening and extraordinary, The Way of a Pilgrim offers a one-of-a-kind portrait of the traditions and interior life of Russian Orthodox spirituality and practice.