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Old Feb 21, '12, 8:38 pm
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Mere Christianity is good stuff.
Yeah, I've read bits and pieces before, but never the whole thing. I do enjoy Lewis, and his style, so it won't be a chore or anything.
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Yeah, I've read bits and pieces before, but never the whole thing. I do enjoy Lewis, and his style, so it won't be a chore or anything.
You might find it a bit more of a chore than you think. His style may be familiar to you, but the little nuggets will have you chewing on them, trying to get them.
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I am reading ..... and the Lenten Spring by Fr Thomas Hopko.
I looked at the preview online and just ordered it. It looks like a great read for the season -- Thank you for the suggestion.
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To add to a couple of suggestions already made, re the Ladder which The Idiot indicates is the classic reading at this time, an option for those who want to work with this teaching but for various reasons not up to reading St. John, Ascending the Heights: A Layman's Guide to the Ladder of Divine Ascent by Fr. John Mack is a combination of quotes from St. John and commentary by Fr Mack. Sadly this book is not being reprinted. I've gotten used copies at a reasonable price in the past tho at the moment none is available. (Our book group has read The Ladder in the past so Fr. Mack's book seemed like an interesting alternative.)

ByzCathCantor mentioned a favorite of mine.... Great Lent: Journey to Pascha by +Fr Schmemann. There is an 8 part series using this book on Ancient Faith Radio "Dn. Michael Hyatt teaches through the book Great Lent by Fr. Alexander Schmemann." Like Great Lent: Journey to Pascha.
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I looked at the preview online and just ordered it. It looks like a great read for the season -- Thank you for the suggestion.
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For others... a few chapters of The Lenten Spring: Readings for Great Lent are on googlebooks. Ditto for Great Lent: Journey to Pascha.

Both of these books follow a style I especially prefer-- they quote heavily from the prayers of the services in their writings.
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You might find it a bit more of a chore than you think. His style may be familiar to you, but the little nuggets will have you chewing on them, trying to get them.
Enjoy
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My arrogance gets the best of me.
What a coincidence! Mine too!
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