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Lucian Hodoboc
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 Orthodox novels

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Can you recommend me any novels that are somehow related to Orthodoxy? I enjoy reading literature and I am particularly fond of Christian novels, but so far I have found mostly fiction based on or related to Evangelical and Catholic Christianity.
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You will be hard pressed to find such books in Orthodoxy. Orthodoxy deals in reality and does not base encouragement of the faith through contrived stories of hypotheticals . Orthodoxy knows , one cannot suppose anything concerning response to unforeseen events. St. Peter doubted what Jesus told him about himself, until confronted by the test which could have resulted in death. This is why what Jesus spoke of Peter, concerning his denial of knowing Jesus- is so important to understand. We cannot suppose anything about ourselves and God knows us better than we know ourselves. It is best to read up on the saints and their experiences . They are what is truly life affirming. And pray we live up to the tests , however they present themselves.
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BodyAndBlood: April 27th, 2019, 1:44 pm You will be hard pressed to find such books in Orthodoxy. Orthodoxy deals in reality and does not base encouragement of the faith through contrived stories of hypotheticals . Orthodoxy knows , one cannot suppose anything concerning response to unforeseen events. St. Peter doubted what Jesus told him about himself, until confronted by the test which could have resulted in death. This is why what Jesus spoke of Peter, concerning his denial of knowing Jesus- is so important to understand. We cannot suppose anything about ourselves and God knows us better than we know ourselves. It is best to read up on the saints and their experiences . They are what is truly life affirming. And pray we live up to the tests , however they present themselves.
I completely agreed with you! The word orthodoxy comes from the Greek root words orthos, which means right, true and doxa, opinion. So orthodoxy describes the one true opinion. And truth is in reality rather then in stories.
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The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware, The Orthodox Church by Kallistos Ware, The Orthodox Study Bible by Peter E.
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BodyAndBlosod: January 4th, 2462, 8:17 am You will be hard pressed to find such books in Orthodoxy. Orthodoxy deals in reality and does not base encouragement of the faith through contrived stories of hypotheticals . Orthodoxy knows , one cannot suppose anything concerning response to unforeseen events. St. Peter doubted what Jesus told him about himself, until confronted by the test which could have resulted in death. This is why what Jesus spoke of Peter, concerning his denial of knowing Jesus- is so important to understand. We cannot suppose anything about ourselves and God knows us better than we know ourselves. It is best to read up on the saints and their experiences . They are what is truly life affirming. And pray we live up to the tests , however they present themselves.
The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware, The Orthodox Church by Kallistos Ware, The Orthodox Study Bible by Peter E.
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TroyWhite: January 29th, 2023, 3:20 pm The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware, The Orthodox Church by Kallistos Ware, The Orthodox Study Bible by Peter E.
Are these books available in form of E-books?
Now a days hard copy books are very hard to find that is why I am asking about E-Book.
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I'll have to look into those books. Thank you!
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I would recommend you reading a book by Archim. Tikhon (Shevkunov). It is originally written in Russian and called "Несвятые святые". But I know that it was translated into English and published as "Everyday Saints and Other Stories" (you can find it on the website of the book-shop called Sretenie)
It is not a novel, it is more related to the life of the saints genre. But it's very vivid and captivating. Hope you'll like it.
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Lucian Hodoboc: November 13th, 2018, 2:02 am Can you recommend me any novels that are somehow related to Orthodoxy?
I think Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov is worth reading too, though it is not that easy go reading as Fr. Tikhon's Everyday Saints book. To be honest I read them both in Russian, so I can't say how genuine these two books convey the originals.
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