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The Orthodox Study Bible

Published by Thomas Nelson Press

How would you like to have the same Bible as the first century Church?  The early Christians used the Greek Septuagint version of the Old Testament and the Greek New Testament.  Unlike Protestant Bibles which rely on the Hebrew Masoretic text and omit the Apocrypha, the Orthodox Study Bible gives the reader the same Bible as the early Church. 

Becoming Orthodox

By Peter E. Gillquist

In 1987, two thousand Evangelicals were received into the Orthodox Church.  Written by former Campus Crusade staff worker, Peter Gillquist, the book tells the story of how a group of Evangelicals discovered the ancient Christian Faith and what happened to the Church of the book of Acts.   

Touching Heaven

By John Oliver

Shortly after becoming Orthodox, John Oliver finds himself deep in a northern Russian forest exploring Orthodoxy’s deep spiritual heritage at the Valaam Monastery.  The author writes about his theological and spiritual struggles with a rare eloquence and spiritual touch. 

At the Corner of East and Now

By Frederica Mathewes-Green

If you wonder what it’s like to be part of an Orthodox mission, read this book!  Frederica Mathewes-Green’s funny and touching stories about her family and their Orthodox Mission gives the reader an invaluable glimpse of life as an Orthodox convert.

Thirsting for God

In a Land of Shallow Wells

By Mathew Gallatin

This books chronicles Matthew Gallatin’s journey from the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the Jesus Movement, the charismatic renewal to the Orthodox Church.  Gallatin tells how his commitment to the Bible as the word of God eventually led him to the Orthodox Faith.

The Mountain of Silence

By Kyriacos C. Markides

A former agnostic and professor of sociology, Kyriacos Markides takes the reader on an inspiring journey into the depths of Orthodox spirituality.  The book is based upon Markides’ numerous conversations with Father Maximos, one of Mount Athos’s monks. 

The Orthodox Church

By Timothy Ware

A classic introduction to Orthodoxy.  Part I covers the history of the Orthodox Church, and Part II its faith and worship.  Not easy reading but definitely worth the effort. 

The book covers the early Christian martyrs, the early heresies, the Ecumenical Councils, icons, the Virgin Mary, the recent Orthodox diaspora.