Saturday, June 5, 2010

2010 Summer Reading Program starts NOW!

The summer reading program begins tomorrow, June 6! Read three of the four books below and you can earn 10 credits applied to next year's (2010-2011) School of the 70.

The program runs June 6 to August 31, 2010. Fill out the General Books Worksheet for each book. All homework is due no later than 5 pm CST August 31. No late homework will be accepted. Questions? E-mail Else Tennessen at else10(at)gmail(d0t)com.

Featured books this summer:

An Extraordinary Peace: St Seraphim, Flame of Sarov
By Archimandrite Lazarus Moore
Order from Anaphora Press.
This is the definitive biography in English of one of the most famous and best-loved saints of the Orthodox Church. From firsthand accounts of miracles, to deep discussions of spiritual practices and theology, this very detailed account of St Seraphim is a must-read.

The Lenten Spring
By Father Thomas Hopko
Order from Amazon.
It's never too early to reflect on or prepare for Lent. Here are 40 meditations on Lent, incorporating scriptural and liturgical passages, spiritual wisdom of the ancient saints and fathers, and modern guides to the Christian life.

The Road to Emmaus
By Jim Forest
Order from Amazon.
This book assists you to see your life as an opportunity for spiritual pilgrimage. Draws on the wisdom of the saints and Jim's own wide-ranging travels. See that being a pilgrim can be as simple as living day by day in a God-attentive way.

Courage to Pray
By Father Anthony Bloom
Order from St Vladimir Press.
The discovery of prayer, of man's relationship with God and the world, of faith and love, is what gives human beings hope and courage to pray. This little book points to that discovery as a guide for those who wish to end their isolation and enter into communion with God.

Download the Summer Reading Flyer (pdf).
Download the General Worksheet for Books (doc).

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