Book Recommendations

The following list is in alphabetical order according to the surnames of the authors. I will also try adding new books to this page every once in a while.


ontheincarnationOn the Incarnation by Saint Athanasius

The Mystery of Christ: Life and Death by John Behr

Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration by Pope Benedict XVI

St John Chrysostom: Six Books on the Priesthood by St John Chrysostom

Byzantine Theology: Historical Trends and Doctrinal Themes by John Meyendorff

Marriage: An Orthodox Perspective by John Meyendorff

Rome, Constantinople, Moscow: Historical and Theological Studies by John Meyendorff

For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy by Alexander Schmemann

Great Lent: Journey to Pascha by Alexander Schmemann

The Inner Kingdom: Volume 1 of the Collected Works
by Kallistos Ware

The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware


Daily Readings from the Writings of St. John Chrysostom compiled by Anthony M. Coniraris

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis

No Greater Love by Mother Teresa

The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection translated by Benedicta Ward


Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies by David Bentley Hart

therealjesusThe Real Jesus: The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels by Luke Timothy Johnson

The Byzantine Legacy in the Orthodox Church by John Meyendorff

Imperial Unity and Christian Divisions: The Church from 450-680 A.D. by John Meyendorff

The Orthodox Church by Timothy Ware


Padre Pio Under Investigation: The Secret Vatican Files by Francesco Castelli

Golden Mouth: The Story of John Chrysostom – Ascetic, Preacher, Bishop by J.N.D. Kelly

Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie

The Journals of Father Alexander Schmemann 1973-1983 by Alexander Schmemann

Saint Silouan the Athonite by Archimandrite Sophrony