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« on: April 28, 2008, 10:18:17 PM »

I have been asked to lead two catechism classes (why, I do not know!) Anyways, I'm dealing with two groups of people.

1) The first is what I call the religiously ignorant and disinterested. These are a couple of young people who are engaged to Orthodox Christians and have decided to become Orthodox. One is to be baptized the other chrismated. Their knowledge of Christianity is limited.

2) The other is for a true convert group made up of evangelicals and liberal protestants. They have all read a bunch of books, but need a deeper catechism book.

The courses will be 8 weeks, 2 hours per week.

Suggestions, recommendations?

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 10:23:21 PM »

THE FAITH WE HOLD, by Archbishop Paul of Finland
only 96 pages,s hort chapters, succinct, well written, available from St. Vlad press
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 12:42:26 AM »

The Orthodox Church A to Z: A Practical Handbook of Beliefs, Liturgy, Sacraments, Customs, Theology, History and Prayers for Orthodox Christians by Fr. George Grube



http://www.amazon.com/The-Orthodox-Church-Sacraments-Christians/dp/1880971747
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 10:57:17 AM »

The books by Clark Carlton (The Way etc.) really seem to resonate with evangelicals. All my friends who are former evangelicals thought those books were great. Me - not so much, but then I wasn't evangelical.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 08:37:59 PM »

I like The Living God 2 volume set by St Vlad's Seminary Press.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2012, 08:46:51 PM »



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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 09:25:15 PM »

Didn't the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry used to have a catechism book?
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 11:26:45 PM »

I recommend the rainbow series.  I hadn't read it until well after I'd begun my Orthodox reading, and I'd already had things like Protopresbyter Michael Pomazanksy's Orthodox Dogmatic Theology under my belt, but I still found it a very useful series to read.
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2012, 11:06:43 AM »

Didn't the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry used to have a catechism book?

Yes, they have an excellent catechism series. And they self-publish so you can help sustain prison ministry by purchasing the series. (shameless promotion, since my husband is involved in prison ministry and serves on the board of OCPM).
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