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Very lovely book. It has so many beautiful reminders of traditional family life. The chapter about nurturing siblings to have close relationships and serve each other is an important point :)
 

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Unseen Warfare by Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain and revised by Theophan the Recluse :)
 

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Alxandra said:
Unseen Warfare by Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain and revised by Theophan the Recluse :)
Has anyone here read ^this version and the original RC book by Scupoli?  If so, are there any significant differences?  I have the latter, but not the former.
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
Alxandra said:
Unseen Warfare by Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain and revised by Theophan the Recluse :)
Has anyone here read ^this version and the original RC book by Scupoli?  If so, are there any significant differences?  I have the latter, but not the former.
I haven't read the Scupoli version, but from the introduction to Theophan's edition he did some major revisions (a lot more than Nicodemus did). And some of it seems fairly obvious- the chapter about the Jesus prayer, for instance.
 
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How to live a Holy Life by Met. Gregory Postnikov of St. Petersburg.

Easy to read, very hard to live by. I have to start somewhere other than the cycle of Confessing and Communining. Very good tips in this book for how to be Holy for every part of the day, The couple pages on Illness was a tad bit depressing, it was saying that we should pray for a illness to get worse if we continue to sin, like what wrong with praying for it to go away?
 

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The Northern Thebaid from St. Herman's Press.
 

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By myself, Magic & Mistletoe, a festive paranormal anthology.

With the young one, The Winter Freak Show, by Daniel Parsons, the best Victorian Santa twist I've read so far.
 

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The closed captioning ... CC closed captions for T.V.
 

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Yesterday finished reading A Christmas Carol / Charles Dickens.  I have seen adaptions on T. V. now & then but have never read the book.
 

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The Book of Psalms translated by Robert Alter. I'm enjoying this translation and the commentary is very interesting although I'm not a scholar.

For daily use I've been reading the NET translation of the Bible: https://lumina.bible.org/bible/Romans+1

I think there's about 60k notes in that translation. I posted the link if someone finds it useful/helpful, I think its a very readable translation. It's sort of in the middle of dynamic and formal equivalence, but the notes themselves are more formal.
 

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How to Make White People Laugh, by Negin (that's "Neh-Geen") Farsad, who--like most Iranians--enriches uranium in her spare time.

A Celtic Christology: The Incarnation according to John Scottus Eriugena, by John F. Gavin, S.J., with a foreward by John Panteleimon Manoussakis.
 
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Sam G said:
The Northern Thebaid from St. Herman's Press.
What your opinion, I been thinking about getting it, yet it one of the more expensive books of Seraphim Rose.
 

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seekeroftruth777 said:
Sam G said:
The Northern Thebaid from St. Herman's Press.
What your opinion, I been thinking about getting it, yet it one of the more expensive books of Seraphim Rose.
Vita Patrum, when you can find it, is more expensive.  Northern Thebaid is worth getting.
 

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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
 

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Anyone have this?  If so, would you recommend?
What exactly is this? The only description I could find was on the Jordanville website, which wasn't very helpful. Is it just what it says on the tin- the Gospel, Apostol, Psalms, and Prophets between two covers? Or is it some sort of scholarly overview of them and their use?
 

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Agabus said:
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
Great book, I also like the one by Jim Goad
 

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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
Great book, I also like the one by Jim Goad
Redneck Manifesto?

I'm reading this current one back-to-back with Hillbilly Elegy. While it's an OK memoir (reminded me of my hometown, LOL), I don't think it was nearly as praiseworthy as its proponents suggested.
 

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Iconodule said:
hecma925 said:
Anyone have this?  If so, would you recommend?
What exactly is this? The only description I could find was on the Jordanville website, which wasn't very helpful. Is it just what it says on the tin- the Gospel, Apostol, Psalms, and Prophets between two covers? Or is it some sort of scholarly overview of them and their use?
That's what I'm wondering.  Guess I'll just email their bookstore and find out.  I figured someone on the forum might have it.
 

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It's not Orthodox, but I am reading "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".

I read it one time in Grade school, enjoyed it thoroughly, and have been meaning to re-read it for some time. Good stuff.
 

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Agabus said:
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Agabus said:
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
Great book, I also like the one by Jim Goad
Redneck Manifesto?

I'm reading this current one back-to-back with Hillbilly Elegy. While it's an OK memoir (reminded me of my hometown, LOL), I don't think it was nearly as praiseworthy as its proponents suggested.
Yeah that's the one, it's hilarious. Deer Hunting with Jesus is another great book too you should check out. I wish I could force coastal snobby liberal elites to read it and [...] with the shaming.

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I like the content but the translation itself is terribly wooden IMO. It serves in my mind as a prime example of how neo-Elizabethan prose is not necessarily more musical or poetic than contemporary English.
 
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