Whether speaking or writing, Frederica Mathewes-Green engages her listeners spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, practically; and her humility and wit, and frequent use of the personal anecdote, enable her to convey hard or difficult truths disarmingly. Her articles and commentary have appeared in publications such as Christianity Today, Books and Culture, and The Christian Century, and now we have the Book-length story of her ''unexpected pilgrimage to an ancient faith,'' how she and her family found their spiritual home within Orthodox Christianity. This journey is related in the context of a liturgical year, conveying the haunting beauty of Orthodox worship even (or perhaps because of) the makeshift quarters of a mission parish, where it all takes place. Includes a new retrospective closing chapter. 251 pp. Light cover wear, sound binding, unmarked text. Signed by Frederica.
An Eighth Day View:
The Classic Story of a Family's Pilgrimage into the Orthodox Church
Veiled in the smoke of incense, the Eastern Orthodox Church has long been an enigma to the Western world. Yet, as Frederica Mathewes-Green discovered, it is a vital, living faith, rich in ritual beauty and steadfast in integrity. Utilizing the framework of the Orthodox calendar, Mathewes-Green chronicles a year in the life of her small Orthodox mission church, eloquently illustrating the joys and blessings an ancient faith can bring to the worshipers of today.