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Book List

Books on Marriage and Family Life:

Archimandrite Vasileios Bakoyiannis, Marriage: A Spiritual Arena. Athens, Greece. Orthodox Book
Center, 2005
St. Theophan the Recluse (trans. by Fr. Seraphim Rose), The Path to Salvation: A Manual for Spiritual
Transformation. Safford, AZ. St. Paisius Orthodox Monastery, 1997.
Sister Magdalen, Children in the Church Today
Sister Magdalen, Conversations with Children: Communicating our Faith
St. John Chrysostom, On Marriage and Family Life
St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent
Helen Good Brennerman, Meditations for the Expectant Mother
Helen Good Brennerman, Meditations for the New Mother
Fr. William Chiganos, Preparing to Serve as a Godparent
Fr. Anthony Coniaris, Making God Real in the Orthodox Christian Home
Fr. Anthony Coniairis, Your Baby’s Baptism in the Orthodox Church
Fr. Stanely S. Harakas, Guidelines for Marriage in the Orthodox Church
Christina Kyriacou, My Forty Day Blessing Book
Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of Children
Canon for a Sick Child
Fr. John Meyendorff, Marriage: An Orthodox Perspective
David and Mary Ford, Marriage as a Path to Holiness: Lives of Married Saints
Bishop Irenaius, On the Upbringing of Children
St. Theophan the Recluse, Raising Them Right
Deacon John Chryssavgis, Love, Sexuality and the Sacrament of Marriage

The following books were written specifically for teens, but are also excellent for advanced younger
readers and adults:
Elizabeth George Speare, The Bronze Bow
Efrosyni Zisimou Robinson, A Trance in the Sand
Aliki Kafetzopoulou, The Purple Mantle
Aliki Kafetzopoulou, Diamonds on the Bosphorus

Fr. Artemy Vladimiov. The Path to Confession. Ash Grove, MO, Unexpected Joy Press, 2000
Annalisa Boyd. Hear Me: A Prayer Book for Orthodox Teens
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Children’s Bible Reader
Fr. John and Sophie Chryssavgis, The World, My Church
Katherin Kafarakis, Esther’s Easter Dress: A Young Girl’s Adventure Through Holy Week
Constance Tarasar, We Praise God
Constance Tarasar, We Pray to God
Constance Tarasar, We Return to God
Sarah Cowie, The Abbott and I
Maria C. Khoury, Christina Goes to Church

*Available at your Parish Book Store, via Light and Life Publishing (888-925-3918 or