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

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.

Christian Theology

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This is not a cover to cover read but an incredible resource. Simply one of the best books on Biblical doctrine and systematic theology arranged from creation to the second coming with indexes that will help you find any verse you are studying. Ericsson does a great work of showing all the perspectives and boiling down each issue to a … Read More

This We Believe

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As we head off to build, develop, and dream with God about new ministries and making disciples it is good to know what we believe. This We Believe is a multi-authored view of the basic Biblical doctrines of Christianity. It was written as a foundation of faith that strips away all man-made additions.

Mere Christianity

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These radio lectures addressing the central issues of Christianity given during the world war were expanded into book form. Mere Christianity never flinches as it sets out a rational basis for Christianity and builds an edifice of compassionate morality atop this foundation. As Mr. Lewis clearly demonstrates, Christianity is not a religion of flitting angels and blind faith, but of … Read More

Sit Walk Stand

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Watchman Nee was a deep and philosophical writer but in this classic short book, he is simple. Sit, walk, stand is a verse by verse study of Ephesians that illustrates the simple, clear call to Know God, then to Apply God, and then to Stand for God. A great read and a great Bible Study. A true eye opener for … Read More

Can I Lose My Salvation?

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This short book was originally crafted as a masters thesis and provides a simple definitive answer to the burning question “Can I lose my salvation?” This is the first work of its kind providing security and direction to followers who will most definitely fall along the way.

Birthright

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An exhaustive study of who we are in Christ, how we are rooted in Christ, our access to Christ, and what happened to us when we became Christians. As the name implies, it is about our new birthright. Birthright is written at a college level of language.