Richard Collins

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (29 of 29)
Location: Bedford, UK


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Father Arseny 1893-1973: Priest, Prisoner, Spiritu&hellip by Vera Bouteneff
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Two maxims spring to mind. The first, from St Francis, 'Preach the Gospel always, sometimes use words' and the second from St. Seraphim of Sarov, 'Acquire the Holy Spirit and thousands around you will be Saved'. In a world where preachers of the 'Gospel' are a dime a dozen this book acts as a powerful reminder of what it means to, 'Love God with all your heart, mind and strength and Love your neighbour as yourself' - the essence of Christ's Good News. It is often hard to put Orthodox Theology into the sorts of words which non-Orthodox can understand, however the actions and life of Father Arseny provides a wonderful demonstration of what we often waste words failing to do. I have been… Read more
The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware
The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book whilst browsing through a cathedral bookshop a number of years ago. It literally changed my life. 2 years later I was received into the Orthodox Church and have never looked back. There were many threads leading to this conclusion but foundational among them was reading this book. Timothy Ware is an English born Bishop of the British Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and is better known to the Orthodox as Metropolitan Kallistos (his 'church' name). He, too, undertook a journey of faith and theology into the Eastern Orthodox Church as a young man and this book contains the fullness of his experience and wisdom in producing a characteristically succinct account of 'how' the… Read more

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