Light cover wear, curling to top corner of front cover. Binding is firm, text unmarked.
An Eighth Day View:
"If C.S, Lewis were alive today, and a convert to the Orthodox Church, this is the book he would write. Professor Bush has written the most uplifting and at the same tome informative book on. the Orthodox Church I have ever read. If you are going to read only one book on Orthodoxy, this is it."
Writing both for the Orthodox and the non-Orthodox, the author explains why, in spite of wide ethnic diversity, Orthodox Christians speak confidently of "the" Orthodox Church. This stimulating and informative presentation of Orthodoxy as the "right glory" of apostolic Christianity, still alive in the world today; is illuminated by pertinent examples from Orthodoxy's long, glorious, but often suffering history as the "Kingdom of the Holy Trinity" on earth.
The author proposes that the Holy Fathers' teaching that God is beyond human concepts applies equally to God's Church, its mystery being rooted also in the dual nature of Christ and the triune nature of God. Like holiness, the church's mystery becomes a personal reality only through an on-going, ascetic love for Orthodoxy's liturgical life, whereby the believer gains an ever deepening intimacy with Holy Scriptures and Holy Tradition as well as with Jesus Christ as Lord and God.