This new edition of the bestselling Orthodoxy & Heterodoxy is fully revised and significantly expanded. Major new features include a full chapter on Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movements, an expanded epilogue, and a new appendix ( How and Why I Became an Orthodox Christian ). More detail and more religions and movements have been included, and the book is now addressed broadly to both Orthodox and non-Orthodox, making it even more sharable than before.
Saints who experience the power of prayer say it gives them wings to fly: wings of elation from being in proximity with Jesus Christ and relief from the burden of a sinful conscience. Once engulfed in the grace of the Holy Spirit, the person in prayer experiences death to sin, resurrection in the Spirit, and [...]
Orthodox Christianity reveals the unbroken truth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from the time of Pentecost to the new millennium and beyond. Orthodoxy is increasingly valued among Christians for its depth of spirituality and theology, its commitment to prayer, and the beauty of its liturgy. But the Orthodox Church’s reputation for clinging to [...]
Father Jack Sparks has masterfully adapted the material from this highly treasured monastic work specifically for today’s lay Christian living in the midst of a modern world. The result is a profound but highly practical resource for those who seek to strive with all their might against the enemies of our souls-the world, the flesh, [...]
A remarkable contemporary tour through the oldest of all Christian faiths by one of America’s most distinctive religious voices. A popular commentator for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and a columnist for Christianity Today, Frederica Mathewes-Green is a unique figure in contemporary literature. In a book eagerly awaited by her growing retinue of fans, [...]
Worry, despair, insecurity, fear of death . . . these are our daily companions, and even though we attempt to ignore them or try to crowd them out, they are there, waiting for us in our quieter moments. It is precisely where we hurt most that the experience of the Orthodox Church has much to [...]
Through the blood He trampled death by His death. He passed-over with those who were in the graves to eternal life. Such is the journey of the Passover that was intended by God. It took various forms throughout the breadth of time, yet each time the Passover did not occur except through the blood.