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Introducing the Orthodox Church: Its Faith and Life [Kindle Edition]

Anthony M. Coniaris , Stanley S. Harakas

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Here is a genuinely different and practical book for the inquirer and potential convert to Orthodox Christianity. It is different in a number of ways, all of which commend this volume to wide use by pastors whose task it is to introduce the members of their inquirers classes to an Orthodox way of life which will touch their lives in a full and complete way (Fr. Stanley Harakas). Chapters include: What We Believe About the One Apostolic Church, the Nicene Creed, Jesus, the Holy Trinity, the Divine Liturgy, Salvation, the Church Fathers, the Church Year, Symbols, the Sacraments, the Saints and the Theotokos, Life After Death, the Bible, Icons, Prayers for the Dead, and Prayer. Recently translated in Korean and Romanian.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 657 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Light & Life Publishing Company: www.light-n-life.com; 19th edition edition (Dec 29 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HKIKJ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superbly Informative ... Inspirational April 17 2014
By P. Burnett - Published on Amazon.com
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I was curious about the teachings of the Eastern church. This book provides a comprehensive summary, and explains when appropriate some of the for differences differences between Orthodox and Roman doctrines. While the Roman church too often has moved away from and added to Biblical doctrines, those of the Eastern church have preserved and adhered much more closely to the doctrines of the apostles and hence the truly catholic (universal) foundation on which our Lord built His church. Of course some Eastern teachings are different from the thoughts and practices of western protestant, but Coniaris provides satisfying explanations for those differences. His explanation of the background and reasons for depicting icons on the walls of buildings is intriguing ... they provide a visual portrayal of God's plan of salvation and thus proclaim the Good News for those who aren't able to read the written Scriptures. To God be the glory.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book Feb. 7 2014
By Clint Eckert - Published on Amazon.com
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As someone trying to discern if the Orthodox Church is where I belong I have found this book extremely valuable. It answers questions of faith in depth and detail. I especially liked the chapter about Divine Liturgy. It goes over all the symbolism and tells why thing are done as they are. I am no expert but I feel everyone thinking about conversion should read this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book Jan. 22 2014
By Nichole D. Collins - Published on Amazon.com
My father attends an Orthodox Church with my niece and nephew. I had an urge, or rather a push, to take my daughter there, at least for one Sunday. My sister, who is not a believer, suggested I look into the religion before I went. I was looking at books on my Kindle and found this one, which I got through the Kindle Lending Library.
Well, to say I was overwhelmed, in the best possible way, by the beauty within this book, would be and understatement. It has opened my eyes to a new way of looking at God and Church. This was by far, one of the best books I have read in a very long time. I had trouble putting it down, which is always a good indicator of a good book in my eyes. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking into The Orthodox Church, for any reason.
5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Read for those new to the Orthodox way of life. Aug. 21 2013
By David French - Published on Amazon.com
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Particularly valuable to those who have reached the intersection of East and West in their faith journey; this book answers many of those troubling 'Why?' questions. With many illustrations the author simply and clearly paints a beautiful picture of 'that faith once delivered to the saints', while at the same time providing a practical guide to those entering the life of Orthodoxy.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book May 17 2013
By Eddie - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this book, it covers Orthodox faith components ...
and I love the style of the writer too, I do recommend this book to others.

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The reason we come to church every Sunday is to listen to Christ, to praise Him, to receive Him within us that we may go out into the world and be the Church the rest of the week. &quote;
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Pascal summarized what Jesus means to us with these beautiful words: Not only do we understand God only through Jesus Christ, but we understand ourselves only through Jesus Christ. We understand life and death only through Jesus Christ. Apart from Jesus Christ, what we know is neither our life nor our death, neither God nor ourselves. &quote;
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In Orthodox theology, salvation is not static but dynamic; it is not a completed state, a state of having arrived, a state of having made it, but a constant moving toward theosis, toward becoming like Christ, toward receiving the fullness of Gods life. And it can never be achieved fully in this life. &quote;
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