Becoming Orthodox: A Journey to the Ancient Christian Faith Paperback – 1 Jan 2010
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The story of a network of independent Evangelical Protestant congregations in the U.S. who in the 1970's discovered ancient Orthodox writings and were drawn into communion with the modern day Orthodox Church. A compelling story of a significant theological and spiritual journey. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I have read Timothy Ware's book on Orthodoxy, and found it to be ok. It was a little dry in places, and to be honest I couldn't finish it. But I couldn't put Gilquist's book down. I gobbled it up. It had me hooked from start to finish, there wasn't a chapter I found uninteresting or unrelated to my own spiritual journey. Perhaps that's because we had similar Evangelical backgrounds.
He discusses the subjects of Mary, The Sign of the Cross (blessing or signing yourself), Tradition, The Church etc., and targets mostly Evangelical/Reformed Christians in doing so. Perhaps Ware wasn't quite so direct or narrow in his target audience. I only wish Gilquist had discussed the topic of the Canon of Scripture as this is another huge issue, and one that divides Protestants from the historic Churches who accept (and have always accepted from the very beginning) the "Apocrypha".
If you are considering Orthodoxy or want to share your Orthodox faith with others and they are of a Protestant persuasion, then this is the best book for the job. Another excellent title is The Way: What Every Protestant Should Know about the Orthodox Church
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