Category Archives: Book Reviews

Surprised by Christ – Fr James Bernstein’s search for Truth

Everyone searching for Christ should read this wonderful book. Bernstein is an immensely gifted man with a keen intellect and a profound desire, from early life, for the truth. His writing style is simple and direct. The book is well

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Walking in Wonder – Elizabeth White

Nurturing Orthodox Christian Virtues in Your Children This slim book belies its enormous potential to parents of young children.  Elizabeth White draws on her own experiences of motherhood, her errors and joys of introducing a child to God’s wonderful world.

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A Lifetime in Pilgrimage: Archimandrite Lazaru

As far as English speaking Orthodoxy is concerned there are three individuals who have been at the “tip of the spear” for Orthodox mission. They were all monks, all became Archimandrites and all had an influence way beyond what would

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The Inner Kingdwom

The Inner Kingdom – Metropolitan Kallistos

On Thursday mornings we are currently reading The Inner Kingdom by Bishop Kallistos (as he was when it was published by St Vladimir’s Seminary Press in 2000). It is proving an extremely insightful text. It is a selection of previously

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The real story of Athens – Bruce Clark’s new book

There is (even) more to Greek history than Plato or Pericles, and there is more to the story of the Parthenon than marble sculptures or perfect architectural proportions. Bruce Clark’s 500 page book – Athens, City of Wisdom – tells

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Athos: The Holy Mountain by Sydney Loch

The author of Athos, the Holy Mountain, was a widely travelled Scotsman.  At the age of 17 he went to Australia and joined the Australian army at the beginning of the First World War.  After 1918 he was in Poland,

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Fr Stephen’s reading List for Lent

Here are some texts / books you might like to read this Lent. It is not intended that you should read them all before Pascha, but try to read them one day. Continue reading

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An exciting and inspiring elder: Elder Aimilianos

One of the most inspiring and exciting Orthodox elders of our time is Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra (1934 - 2019). Veronica Davies reviews one of his talks. Continue reading

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