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This is just a thread to ask what everyone is reading. Till Wendsday I will be reading nothing other than textbooks, but after that---ooh man do I ever have a stack to get through. As soon as I am done with my finals, I am making it top priority to finish Law of God.

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hmm come to think of it, perhaps I should find myself a short fiction book in order to give my mind a break and time to recooperate.

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Faith wise I'm reading Jesus through the Centuries, His place in the History of Culture, by Jaroslav Pelikan.

I'm re-reading Lonesome Dove can't count the previous times, I'm just a old west fan.


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hmm come to think of it, perhaps I should find myself a short fiction book in order to give my mind a break and time to recooperate.
Have you ever read the Brother Cadfael novels by Ellis Peters? Set in 12th century Shrewsbury at the Benedictine monastery of Sts. PEter and Paul, I think you'd really like them.
 

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Ecclesiastical Latin by John F. Collins
Acts of the Second Council of Ephesus by Rev S.G.F. Perry
D+¬fense des Trois Chapitres par Facundus D'Hermiane
Three Monophysite Christologies by Roberta Chesnut

and waiting for another Terry Pratchett book to come along.

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What do you think of the Collins Ecclesiastical Latin, sub-deacon Peter? I've recently tracked down a copy of it through ABE books, but am too bogged down in the Jones and Sidwell Reading Latin course at present to get into it yet.

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I've decided I need to learn Latin, at least before I get to heaven so I can understand St Peter at the gates. :)

I'm on chapter 2 and finding it fine so far. It suggests just a semester (whatever that is) to get through a large chunk of the grammar and vocab and into the reading. I expect it to be fairly technical, and it is, but in a way that I'm coping with fine. if I can spare 30 mins a day - as it suggests - then I may end up being able to read some of the important books I have lined up that scholars have only seen fit to translate out of Syriac (my life isn't going to be long enough to try and learn Syriac) and into Latin. (thanks guys, great help).

As you can see I am trying to work on my French, and that's not coming on too bad, and I'm reading some important stuff that's made its way out of Latin into French.

After all that I need Terry Pratchett
 

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Patristic Homilies on the Dormition of the Mother of God
Retrato en Sep+¡a by Isabel Allende
 

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I just aquired a very good used revised edition of The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus, published by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery while in Las Vegas this weekend and find the intro useful already and are looking forward to much more.

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Call it ADD, but I seem to have a habit of reading multiple books at once. Currently, I'm reading: (1) The Lord of the Rings (resuming after a 3 month hiatus) (2) Deliver Us From Evil by Sean Hannity; and (3) Not By Scripture Alone by Robert Sungenis
 

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The New History of the World - Roberts

Being an engineer, I have had 1 post-secondary history course, and that was American History. Other than reading about the Church or light Nat. Geo. or Discovery/History channel pablum, that's all I've had. I thought this might peak an interest in certain areas or at least allow me to follow historical conversations without nodding off. :D
 

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A Season in Bethlehem by Joshua Hammer put out by FP free press, 274 pages, purchased at Barnes and Noble.

This book helps explain in detail about life in Palestine especially for the Palestinian Christians who are caught between Hamas and Israel. It also covers the moment-to-moment narration of the siege of the Church of the Nativity. It tells of the hardships of living in one of the most dangerous places on earth.

JoeS :-";"xx
 

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I'm currently reading the 3rd Volume of the Gulag Archipelago.
 

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E.A. Wallis Budge's translation of Paradise of the Holy Fathers vol. II

Selected passages from Wace & Piercy's Dictionary of Early Christian Biography (right now I'm on Eusebius of Dorylaeum...)

And just for fun, Raymond Chandler's Farwell, My Lovely. I want to see how much he really influenced Robert Parker.
 

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I am reading "From Mars Hill to Manhattan" The story of the Greek Orthodox in America under Athenagoras I by Bishop George Papaioannou

And

"The Inner Kingdom" by Bishop Ware.
 

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The Code of The Warrior, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, Constantinople, The Book of The Samurai, and The Layman's Guide to The Ladder (all at once! I'm horrible!)
 

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The Sword of the Propehet by Serge Trifkovic (Regina Orthodox Press). "The politically incorrect guide to Islam."
 

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The Evergetinos published by CTOS and the Areana by Saint Ignatii.
 

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Jingo-Terry Pratchett (5th book by him in 3 weeks, am quickly becoming addicted)
Don Quixote- (struggling, but I will finish it... some day)
My Life in Christ (in Russian, so it will take me a while... but I will finish it...)

Shultz... Brother Cadfael books are wonderful, read a few myself. Mom used to rent the movies too. My faves... "Virgin in the Ice" & "Leper of St. Giles."
 

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J said:
The Code of The Warrior, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, Constantinople, The Book of The Samurai, and The Layman's Guide to The Ladder (all at once! I'm horrible!)
Horrible?!? Sounds perfectly normal to me! :D

There are the bedside table books, the bathroom reading, the living room stack, the one in the car or purse or pocket etc etc.

I learned from my father to always have something to read with me, just in case I have to wait for someone or something. He always has at least a little Bridge or Stamp-collecting magazine in his pocket.

Ebor
 

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Ah, let's see.

Currently reading "Mona Lisa Overdrive" by William Gibson. When I'm done with that one I'm going to take a holiday from Gibson and move on to "Cryptonomicon" by Neal Stephenson, which I've been wanting to read for a while and which, due to its length, will easily take me through the rest of the summer and likely into the fall.
 

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Christ Is in Our Midst: Letters from a Russian Monk, by Father John, and The Message of the Bible: An Orthodox Christian Perspective, by George Cronk (haven't started it yet, but mean to soon).

 

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Very slowly reading The Ladder of Divine Ascent, letting it soak into all the crevices of my humble :p gray matter.

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St. John Chrysostom - On marriage and Family
Kelly - Early Christian Doctrine
Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

Next: Orthodox Psychotherapy
 

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TPR Storytelling -- a guide for teaching Spanish-language acquisition through aural/kinetic interaction. (iow, listen and respond with an action.)

The Orthodox Way by +KALLISTOS Ware
 

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SHADOW DIVERS, by Robert Kurson. The real life discovery of WWII German U-Boat U-851 just off the coast of Northern New Jersey is fraught with mystery and extreme danger. As a SCUBA diver this book is a must if you have any interest in underwater discovery.

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Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Nothin' like trying to get a jump on Russian Lit for next semester. Too bad I have to read Toltoy's Resurrection as well. I tried to start it, and I couldn't really get into it. That, plus the fact that he was excommunicated makes me kind of un-eager to read anything by him. At least there's Dostoevsky to offset it.
 

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I am currently reading the Gospel according to Luke.....

My priest made refernce to it is in Homilee on the Feast of the DOrmition of the Theotokos and refernced several verses that explain why we should call her blessed, honor and revere her.

As usual for me...once I start a Book in the New Testament I keep on reading.....

Prior to that it was the Book of Psalms. I started focusing on Psalms in my Dad's last days on this earth and just kept reading them...Some like 20, 23 and 85....reapeatedly.
 

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Books I Just Finished:

Extracanonical Sayings of Jesus - Stroker
The New Testament Text of Gregory of Nyssa - Brooks
Marriage: An Orthodox Perspective - Meyendorff

Book I'm in the Middle Of:

Mysterious Encounters at Mamre and Jabbok - Miller

Next Up:

Zipora Talhir's two volume introduction and text-critical commentary to I Esdras
Penitential Prayer in Second Temple Judaism: The Development of a Religious Institution - Werline

Yes, I know. I'm a total nerd.

 

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I gave up on the Russian lit books after struggling through the uncompleted part of Gogol's Dead Souls , so now I'm reading something for my enjoyment, although it's a lot more difficult than Russian Lit: Vladimir Lossky's The Image and Likeness of God . Should be interesting.

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