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Monastic Wisdom: The Letters of Elder Joseph the Hesychast
just out of curiousity...the word "Hesychast," does that have anything to do with the virtue of silence?? because i remember reading some things in the philokalia and it mentions hesychasm (silence).
Hesychia is stillness.
+i really love the books:
1.The Holy Bible
3.The Paradise of the Holy Fathers Volume II
4.The Release of the Spirit by H.H. Pope Shenouda (and all of them, each one of his books!)
5.God is my Paradise by Fr Tadros Malaty (each of his books)
6. You are My delightful garden by Fr Tadros Malaty
7.ESTABLISH YOUR KINGDOM WITHIN ME, O HOLY RESURRECTION! by Fr Tadros Malaty
i have to say every single spiritual Coptic Orthodox book u will read is such a baraka and will raise ur heart spiritually to God.
The Purpose Driven Life:
What on earth am i here for?
i loved the book by CS Lewis called A Grief Observed
it is basicaly his sorrow over the death of his wife and the pain he is vary open and transparent and i think thats why i love the book so much
All of C.S. Lewis's books are masterpieces. My favorite is
A Problem of Pain
is great too. He is a truly great writer.
Two AMAZING books i have read are "The Spiritual Man" by H.H. Pope Shenouda III and "every young man, God's man" by Stephen Arterburn. I read the first one for the philly competition and the second in small group. They are both great books about how to live for, by, and with Christ. Especially the second one because it gives a more modern look with common issues found in today's younger generation.
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THIS IS A MUST READ
Priest, prisoner, and spiritual Father
This book combines everything you're looking for into 1. You'll love it and it is very easy to read and follow
I must say a big "AMEN!" to SaintaMaria05's post.
Both books about Father Arseny are super. They are well worth the time and effort to read both in their entirety.
The Person of the Christ
by Daniel Fanous. It presented the story of Christ from a different perspective and was, thus, a thought-provoking read for me.
Dancing Alone by Frank Schaeffer, Genesis, Creation and Early Man by Fr. Seraphim Rose, Nihilism by Fr. Seraphim Rose, Ultimate Things by Denis Engleman, Crazy For God by Frank Schaeffer, The Ladder of Divine Ascent St. John Climacus, Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future by Fr. Seraphim Rose.