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Much of theological work has been to make God understandable in human terms.
Anyway, I would recommend this book to people who are considering the Orthodox church, as well as the books by Kallistos Ware and Frederica Mathewes-Green.
He did mention that a total transformation of attitude is needed in humanity today in order to address our most serious global problems.
Although I am a minister and have had
theological training, I just could not get into it.
Maybe due to my Western Christianity viewpoint
as over against the Eastern... Read more
I'm curious about Orthodox Christianity so I picked up this book by the head of the Orthodox Church (or the first among equals). Read morePublished on November 7, 2011 by David T.
I gave it to my husband who had been wanting an extra copy to share with a friend. I've not read it so I cannot review the book. Arrived in perfect condition.Published on May 2, 2011 by Cat
I read this book from cover to cover, and I found it extremely helpful in explaining many aspects of my newly chosen faith, Orthodox Christianity. Read morePublished on August 4, 2010 by Kindle Customer
I am impressed in reading this book, and although I am not Orthodox (I'm Roman Catholic), I appreciate the spiritual and social insights that the Patriarch offers. Read morePublished on December 17, 2009 by Dave
Very good presentation of the Orthodox faith and its mysteries.
Recomended to anyone wishing to have an insight into Orthodox Christianity.
While it was of course refreshing to see the Ecumenical Patriarch offer a popular introductory volume about the Orthodox Church and its faith, to be honest this book is bogged down... Read morePublished on November 20, 2009 by Brendan Ross
The parish where I call home entertained this text by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, in English translation, as part of its Lenten-Paschal adult education cycle in 2008. Read morePublished on March 31, 2009 by Edward M. Freeman
I am not an Orthodox Christian, but I have a deep interest in Eastern Christianity, and high respect for His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew. Read morePublished on February 22, 2009 by Florida Dad