What do you give someone interested in converting to the Orthodox Church? What do you give the non-Orthodox spouse in a "mixed marriage?" What do you use to study the faith of the Fathers if you were "born into" the Church and would like to learn more? What is the perfect text for your next Sunday School Class? What book answers all the most asked questions about the Orthodox faith?
The answers to all these questions is The Pearl, A Handbook for Orthodox Converts, a beautifully written, meticulously edited and user-friendly text for all ages 16 and up.
The loss of a Christian vision
-- The birth of a Relativistic Age
-- The Protestant experience
-- The Roman Catholic Church
-- The Church of the Apostles and Martyrs
-- The Collegial Tradition
-- Augustinianism -- The Great Divide
-- Scholasticism and Rationalism
-- The loss of Christian Hellenism
-- The Divine Liturgy
-- The Icon
-- Frequently asked questions from Roman Catholics
-- Frequently asked questions from Protestants
-- The Orthodox Church comes to North America
-- On being Orthodox
-- Twelve Great Feasts
-- and more...