Philokalia Vols. 1-4

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These are the source documents in four volumes of thousands of pages for The Book of Mystical Chapters. These writings date back to the 3rd century of Christianity and include everything from letters from mentors to pupils, to instructions for monks, to prayer, and to theology. Written by various authors who are considered to be the fathers of Christianity.

Book of Mystical Chapters

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This compilation of writings from the Orthodox fathers of early Christianity is broken into the theological categories of theoretikos, praktikos, gnostikos – the knowledge, practice, and mystery of the Christian faith. Incredible proverbial writings and excerpts long since abandoned for the modern church. This takes a level of learning to guard against and lean into the challenges of super spiritual … Read More

This Present Darkness

dougburrier Discipleship 1, Discipleship 2

One of the first in the modern age of Christian novels and now a classic, This Present Darkness follows the lives of a community and church from the perspective of the physical and spiritual realm exposing angels and demons. It challenges us to see the bigger picture and the spiritual warfare that goes on around us every day. An eye-opening … Read More

Pagan Christianity

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This book is so edgy that it has a disclaimer from the publisher in the opening pages. Pagan Christianity Biblically challenges so much of what the modern church practices and preaches from clergy to ritual. A definite read to open our eyes to doing ministry God’s way and not man’s way.

The Way of the Pilgrim

dougburrier Discipleship 1, Discipleship 2

There isn’t enough space to describe this book. It tracks the life of a man who discovers a prayer rope as a discipline to pray along the way of his troubled life. It introduces the Philokalia, ancient writings by spiritual fathers, as one path of learning. Success, straying, and failure open along the path as this book challenges our prayer … Read More