Becoming Orthodox: A Journey to the Ancient Christian Faith

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Conciliar Press, 2009 - Religion - 183 pages
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This revised edition includes a new epilogue, 'Coming up on Twenty-Five Years' since the entry of the Evangelical Orthodox into the Holy Orthodox Church. This is the story of a handful of courageous men and their congregations who risked stable occupations, security and the approval of life-long friends to be obedient to God's call.

It is also the story of every believer who is searching for the Church. Where Christ is Lord. Where holiness, human responsibility, and the sovereignty of God are preached. Where fellowship is more than a covered-dish supper in the church basement. And where fads and fashions take a backseat to apostolic worship and doctrine.

This is a book, for Orthodox Christians, looking for ways to bring new life to their own Churches. It's also a book for those completely dissatisfied--those on their own search. And it's a book for Orthodox Christians, looking for renewal.

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A compelling account of the journey of a former Protestant minister who discovers the Eastern Orthodox Church and embraces it, eventually becoming a Priest within the Church. Read full review

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I received this book from my Aunt after she gave me a quick synopsis of what it was about. I had heard this story before, but it was a great journey to see what these Protestants went through to find the Holy Orthodox Church. Even through rejection and many challenges to their beliefs they never gave up. Anyone whom is interested in Orthodoxy would find this book very interesting. It doesn't necessarily go into great depth on Theology, but I don't believe that was the author's purpose, more of a getting your feet wet sort of book. A great read for Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox alike, expanding your horizons never hurt. As a convert from Mormonism to Eastern Orthodoxy I found a certain connection with this book that I enjoyed.

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About the author (2009)

Peter E. Gillquist is an archpriest and chairman of the Department of Missions and Evangelism for the Antiochian Orthodox Church of North America.He is a popular speaker and author, and is publisher of Conciliar Press. In the 1960's he was regional director for Campus Crusade for Christ. He has authored numerous books, including Love is Now and Coming Home.

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