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Fr Noah's Suggested Reading List

This page lists books suggested by Fr Noah for reading during Lent. They are available from our church library.

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        Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain, 176 pages.

        Harlots of the DesertA Study of Repentance, 113 pages.

        Hieroschemamonk FEOFIL- Fool-For-Christ’s Sake, 134 pages.

        Salt of the Earth – Elder Isidore of Gethsemane Skete, 113 pages.


        The Life - The Orthodox Doctrine of Salvation, 190 pages.


        Bible Story

        Brigid’s Cloak – An Ancient Irish Story

        Building to Last – Stories for Families to Read Together

        Children’s Bible Reader

        Christ in the Old Testament

        Humble Life – Plain Poems

        Man and the Vine

        One Hundred Bible Stories

        Path to Confession – A Book for Family Reading

        Picture Bible

        Saint Catherine

        Saint Dionysios of Zakynthos

        Saint Paul

        Silent as a Stone – Mother Maria of Paris and the Trash Can Rescue

        Simba – The Blessed Lioness

        Story of Mary the Mother of God

        Story of Queen Esther

        Treasury of Stories from the Old Testament

        Woman and the Wheat

        Women of the Bible – Rebekah, Hannah, and Esther


        Dorotheos Of Gaza – Discourses and Sayings, 259 pages.


        For the Life of the World, 151 pages.

        Heavenly Banquet – Understanding the Divine Liturgy, Hardcover-420 pages.


        The Arena - An Offering to Contemporary Monasticism, 276 pages.


        Purple Mantle – A Historical Novel, 190 pages.

        Trace in the Sand - A Tale of the Early Martyrs, 191 pages.


        Blessed Surgeon – The Life of St Luke, Archbishop of Simferopol, 207 pages.

        Flame in the Snow- Life of St Seraphim of Sarov, 168 pages.

        From Earth to Heaven – St Innocent of Alaska, 139 pages.

        Life of Saint Sava, 161 pages.

        Monk of Mt Athos – Staretz Silouan (1866-1938), 124 pages.

        Pearl of Great Price – Life of Mother Maria Skobtsova, (1891-1945)

        St Arsenios the Cappadocian, 160 pages.

        St Nektarios – The Saint of our Century, 279 pages.

        St Silouan the Athonite, 504 pages.


        Adam Complex – The Passions of Adam and Eve, 96 pages.

        Exploring the Inner Universe – Joy - The Mystery of Life, 154 pages.

        Great Lent – Journey to Pascha, 140 pages.

        Great Lent Unplugged- the funny, terrible, and wonderful journey to Pascha

        How to Live a Holy Life, 150 pages.

        Inheriting Paradise, 95 pages.

        Kassiana – Lessons in Divine and Christian Love, 80 pages.

        Ladder of Divine Ascent, Hardcover, 274 pages.

        Life in Christ, 229 pages.

        Mountain of Silence – a search for Orthodox Spirituality, 256 pages.

        Night in the desert of the Holy Mountain, 173 pages.

        On Living Simply, 84 pages.

        Orthodox Spirituality – a brief introduction, 100 pages.

        Orthodox Way, 164 pages.

        Pascha Transforms Wolfman Tom- story of a repentant murderer, 57 pages.

        Royal Way of the Cross of Our Lord Leading to Eternal Life, 235 pages.

        Spiritual Meadow, 287 pages.

        Theophan the Recluse – a saint’s advice on raising children, 71 pages.

        Theophan the Recluse – Spiritual Life and How to be Attuned to it

        Way of a Pilgrim and the Pilgrim Continues on His Way, (R M French translation). (also on audio)

                    Other translations also available:  by Helen Bacovcin;  and by Olga Savin

        Way of the Ascetics – an ancient tradition of discipline, 110 pages.


        Christ the Conqueror of Helldescent into Hades..orthodox perspective

        Encountering the Mystery – understanding Orthodox Christianity today

        Greek East and the Latin West – Christian Tradition, 212 pages.

        Gospel Image of Christ, 214 pages.

        Patristic Theology, 295 pages.

        Resurrection and the Icon, 260 pages.

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