Simply put, this is one of the greatest books of any genre I have ever read.
This incarnational understanding of the Christian Faith presents the world itself - created by God and declared good - as something to be redeemed through Christ.
This book provides a very good theological discussion of the liturgical traditions of the Orthodox Church.
If you are new to Orthodoxy...read a bunch of other books first. Read this maybe on year 5 of becoming orthodox. There are plenty of better books to learn from. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
I'd been hearing much about this book through my seminary studies, but never got around to reading it. I was doing some research into the sacraments and so this was a must have. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ryan Scott
A simple yet brilliant exposition on the meaning and nature of Sacraments and the sacramental life from an Orthodox point of view which is more universal than orthodox. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John W. Westcott
I love this book, I return to it many times I've purchased and given away several hardcopies, and most recently bought the Kindle edition. Read morePublished 4 months ago by robert
This book was recommended by one of my seminary professors. I purchased it through Amazon because it was not available locally. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mark Marmon
Schmemann took a wide look at the nature of creation and our participation in it's redemption through the grace of Christ's ministry & sacrifice. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kenneth Butcher
In his book--originally penned as World as Sacrament and now titled For the Life of the World--Alexander Schmemann, the Protopresbyter and former Dean and Professor of Liturgical... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Chris Nerreau
Schmemann's explanations are clear, but deep and challenging. I have a feeling I'll be coming back to this one again and again.Published 15 months ago by Emily Schatz