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BREAKING THE CHAINS OF ADDICTION: HOW TO USE ANCIENT EASTERN ORTHODOX SPIRITUALITY TO FREE OUR MINDS AND BODIES FROM ALL ADDICTIONS
Breaking the Chains of Addiction is a self-help book with information and quotes obtained from Eastern Orthodox Christian spiritual books. The author helps the addicted reader attain to that blessed ‘passionless state’ which the saints have acquired through the oldest spiritual methods in the Christian world dating back to the third century. That ‘passionless state’ is a higher step, which is beyond addictions to all manner of self-destructive behaviors.
Price: € 19.25 £ 16.35 $ 20.63
“Is hell a male-only club?” Frederica asks this provocative question as she takes us on a journey through her early years as a feminist, a conversion experience to Christianity, and the realization that men and women are unique yet equal. She gives us glimpses into her meetings with prominent feminists, takes us through Crisis Pregnancy Centers and explores the idea of early marriage as a way to mature and healthy adulthood. Sure to make you think and react, this is a great book to give to friends, for lively discussions on some of the most important issues facing us today.
Price: € 20.54 £ 17.45 $ 22.01
This compilation of articles offers insight into the life and thought of a French Orthodox woman who has been dubbed the "grand-mother of western Orthodoxy." Glimpses of her personal life are augmented by her zeal and love for the Orthodox Church. She was a participant in theological circles which included Metropolitan Evlogy, Frs Sergius Bulgakov and Lev Gillet, Mother Maria Skobtsova, Vladimir Lossky, Nikolai Berdiaev and Paul Evdokimov.
Price: € 20.60 £ 17.50 $ 22.08
Twenty-five years ago, M. Basil Pennington, was the first Western monk to stay on Mount Athos for more than the usual overnight visit. The Monks of Mount Athos is the journal of his extraordinary sojourn there. Listen as Pennington wrestles with theological differences between Christianity's East and West, learns the Orthodox practice of "the prayer of the heart," and explores the landscape, the monastic communities, and the food of Athos—a monastic republic like no other place on earth.
Price: € 24.40 £ 20.72 $ 26.15
Paul Evdokimov (1901-1970) was a well-known writer, professor and lay theologian of the Orthodox Christian Church in France. Part of the Russian emigration in the aftermath of the Revolution, he became fully part of Western culture and life. His life experience was varied and wide-ranging, and included work in factories, rail yards and restaurants. For years he ran an ecumenical hostel for the poor, immigrants and students, thus bringing to his theological writing the Gospel`s love for the world and Christ`s compassion for the suffering. As professor of moral theology and St Sergius Orthodox Institute in Paris, a teacher at both the Ecumenical Institute in Geneva and the L`Institut Catholique in Paris, and official Orthodox observer at Vatican II, Evdokimov served as a bridge between the tradition of the Eastern Church and the Churches of the West.
Price: € 25.75 £ 21.87 $ 27.60
The essays collected in this book deal with a wide variety of subjects God and man in Orthodox theological perspective, the Bible, ecumenism, the Eastern Rite, children in the Church, the American religious mentality, witness and service in Christian life but they all have the same theme. They witness to the conviction that human beings are made to be filled with all the fullness of God. They claim that divine fullness dwells bodily in Jesus Christ, and that this fullness may be found by God s creatures in the Church of Christ, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all (Eph. 1:23). They therefore are about life in the Church, and the life of the Church: God s own life given in abundance in Christ and the spirit as the life of the world.
Price: € 32.19 £ 27.34 $ 34.50
This book is a treasure trove of the distilled counsels of St. John Chrysostom—distilled from his thorough knowledge of and love for the Holy Scriptures and his profound respect for and obedience to the mind of the Church—concerning matters of great interest and importance for people of all ages and circumstances: virginity, chastity, celibacy, marriage, contraception, parenting, family life, sexual practices, divorce, remarriage, and widowhood. You will find that this great fourth-century preacher and pastor of the Church still has an urgent (and salvific!) message to proclaim to people of the twenty-first century and beyond—the soul-profiting message of the beauty of consecrated virginity and the blessedness of marriage. I trust that after receiving his inspired counsel you will marvel at the beauty of the Scripture-based teachings so as to be lifted to the clouds in appreciation of and admiration for the God Who fashioned and sanctifies both states for His glory. May it be so!”
—from the Foreword
—from the Foreword
His Grace Basil
Bishop of Wichita and Mid-America
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Price: € 24.46 £ 20.78 $ 26.22