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Counsels in Orthodox Spirituality  (37)

GROWING IN CHRIST: SHAPED IN HIS IMAGE

Author: MOTHER RAPHAELA (WILKINSON) FOREWORD BY FREDERICA MATHEWES-GREEN #: 10383
A sequel to Living in Christ: Essays on the Christian Life by an Orthodox Nun, this volume continues the practical, insightful, and hard-hitting counsel of the Orthodox abbess of the Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery in Otego, New York. Obtaining maturity in Christ is a theme that runs throughout the work, and St Paul`s admonition to “... come to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” (Eph 4:13) appropriately describes the tone of the book.

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REPENTANCE AND CONFESSION

Author: ST. NEKTARIOS OF AEGINA #: 10384
“Confession is the life-saving medicine for society because it is capable of saving many souls from destruction...Confession from a moral standpoint is the greatest benefaction of the Church to society. The spiritual father is the moral physician of society. He alone is capable of intercepting all the bad things that afflict society today...This is what confession is from a moral standpoint, which we unfortunately have not realized and have abandoned. This is why many bad things exist, which afflict society.” — St. Nektarios

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RUSSIAN LETTERS OF SPIRITUAL DIRECTION 1834-1860

Author: MACARIUS, STARETZ OF OPTINO #: 10386
In the last century a cross-section of Russian society — peasants, nobles, writers, soldiers — streamed to the Optino Hermitage for advice — and received it, from a succession of startsi, or "elders," monks whose God-given wisdom and insight enabled them to serve as spiritual guides to others.

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LIVING IN CHRIST: ESSAYS ON THE CHRISTIAN LIFE BY AN ORTHODOX NUN

Author: MOTHER RAPHAELA WILKINSON #: 10387
This collection of essays stuns the reader at every turn of the page...both an enticing depiction of abundant life in Jesus Christ and a warning of the personal sacrifice and labor necessary to acquire it. Ironically she compels her audience to desire to live honestly and in joyous communion with God while cautioning that such spiritual growth comes neither by magic, nor feigned piety, nor laziness. It comes by the proven ability to be responsible and the willingness to work along with the inner resources given to each of us.

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DIVINE ENERGY: THE ORTHODOX PATH TO CHRISTIAN VICTORY

Author: JON E. BRAUN #: 10388
Applies time-tested Orthodox spirituality to contemporary Christian living. A true “back to the basics” book which shows how Christians can fight and win the struggle against temptation, sin, and spiritual lethargy through the divine power of Christ’s Incarnation. Explains in easy-to-understand laymen’s terms basic theological truths, such as the three Persons and one nature of the Trinity.

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CONFRONTING AND CONTROLLING THOUGHTS: ACCORDING TO THE FATHERS OF THE PHILOKALIA

Author: ANTHONY M. CONIARIS #: 10389
Orthodox spirituality places great emphasis on thoughts (logismoi) since everything we do begins in the mind. The Fathers of the Philokalia have much to teach about confronting and controlling thoughts. Hundreds of quotations from the Philokalia allow these Fathers to share with us the powerful spiritual weapons they used to "guard the heart with all vigilance since from it flow the springs of life" (Prov. 4:23). Since the average person experiences 4000 thoughts each day, the experiences of these Fathers over a period of over 1000 years can help us resist the evil thoughts that seek to pollute "the springs of life," i.e. our minds and hearts.

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VICTORY IN THE UNSEEN WARFARE

Author: FR. JACK N. SPARKS #: 10391
Adapted from the classic spiritual work, The Unseen Warfare.

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TURNING THE HEART TO GOD

Author: ST. THEOPHAN THE RECLUSE #: 10393
One of the most profound works on repentance in all of Christendom. St. Theophan, a beloved Orthodox bishop from nineteenth century Russia, speaks not only from a deep knowledge of the Church Fathers, but also from a lifetime of experience in turning his heart to God, and guiding others on this glorious Way that leads to our salvation. His writings are unique in that he combines centuries of Church wisdom with keen psychological insights for us today.

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THE MOUNTAIN OF SILENCE: A SEARCH FOR ORTHODOX SPIRITUALITY

Author: KYRIACOS C. MARKIDES #: 10394
The spiritual traditions of the Eastern Orthodox Church are all but unknown to most Christians in the West, who often think of Christianity as split into two camps: Bible-based Protestantism and sacramental Catholicism. Yet in The Mountain of Silence, sociologist Kyriacos Markides suggests that Orthodox spirituality offers rich resources for Western Christians to integrate the head and the heart, and to regain a more expansive view of Christian life.

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