Thursday, August 8, 2013

Exciting New Books in Print!

 

Dear Students and Friends,

Looking to the new school year, which begins on September 1, I encourage you to put two new books on your reading lists. These come to us from Ancient Faith Publishing (formerly, Conciliar Press).

The first book, Ask for the Ancient Paths, by Fr James Guirguis, is the perfect book for those exploring Orthodoxy, or for us to give to non-Orthodox friends when they ask about the Faith. Read an excerpt from the bookAncient Paths is very acessible and will make you think. It is a great evangelism tool! If you choose to read this book after September 1 and fill out the general worksheet for books (available from the Lessons tab at the top of this website), you can earn 2 credits.

The second book is called A Patristic Treasury: Early Church Wisdom for Today by James Payton, author of Light from the Christian East. This 400+ page tome brings together a collection of writings of the Church Fathers, specially selected and accessible for those who have never "dived in" to the Ancients before. This is an exciting collection and makes these wise writings available to all audiences. Read an excerpt here. If you choose to read this book after September 1 and fill out the general worksheet for books (available from the Lessons tab at the top of this website), you can earn 4 credits for your work.

I hope you will consider these books, read them, and pass them on to interested friends. Reading and passing books along is also a form of witness to our Faith. Try it! May your reading be blessed.

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