Wednesday, September 12, 2012
New Book Wednesdays: Inner River by Kyriacos Markides
I have student Emma to thank for bringing Mr Markides new book to my attention. Titled "Inner River: A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Christian Spirituality," the book is described thus:
In Inner River, Kyriacos Markides—scholar, researcher, author, and pilgrim—takes us on a thrilling quest into the heart of Christian spirituality and mankind’s desire for a transcendent experience of God. From Maine’s rugged shores to a Cypriot monastery to Greece’s remote Mt. Athos and, ultimately, to an Egyptian desert, Markides encounters a diverse cast of characters that allows him to explore the worlds of the natural and the supernatural, of religion and spirit, and of the seen and the unseen.
Inner River will appeal to a wide range of readers, from Christians seeking insights into their religion and its various expressions to scholars interested in learning more about the mystical way of life and wisdom that have been preserved in the heart of Orthodox spirituality. Perhaps most important, however, is the bridge it offers contemporary readers to a Christian life that is balanced between the worldly and the spiritual.
Some of you may have read his earlier book, "The Mountain of Silence: A Search for Orthodox Spirituality." Markides' books are especially helpful to those new to Orthodoxy, as he writes in plain language and his manner is empathic and engaging.
You can earn 2 credits for reading this book. Simply read the book, fill out the General Worksheet for books (available from the "Lessons" tab at the top of this website) and email it back to else10(gmail)d0t(com).
You can buy Mr Markides book on Amazon. A Kindle version is also available. I've already downloaded mine and can't wait to begin reading this book. Blessings!
Inner River: A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Christian Spirituality, Kyriacos C. Markides, 978-0307885876, Image: 2012.