My wife is interested in reading a book or two on people who have converted to Orthodoxy. She was raised in Independent Christian Churches (from the Stone-Campbell Restorationist Movement) and the Southern Baptist Church. She's not interested in theology or anything very advanced. She likes to read autobiographical-styled books about peoples' experiences, so something with a personal touch is going to be up her ally more than even "lite-theology." I loved The Orthodox Church and The Orthodox Way, but I know that she would not enjoy or understand these books, at least for now.
The two books I am familiar with are Becoming Orthodox and Facing East: A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy. I just ordered the latter. Her writing style seems annoying to me, and as others have commented, a bit too "chatty", but my wife just might be able to connect with it.
The thing is, she's not really disillusioned with her own form of Christianity, and most of these books seem to be about people who weren't happy with the Christianity around them. She is. So if these books end up being too polemical, then they will turn her off. She needs a positive orientation, not a negative one that operates contra-Evangelicalism. I have heard that Fredrica's book takes a lot of jabs at Protestantism, and hopefully this isn't true.
So do you all know of any other books that might fit the bill, and would you recommend either of the two I mentioned? This is all pretty delicate right now, and I don't want to blow it by giving her the wrong book. She is honestly just trying to understand this whole Orthodoxy thing more because she is my wife, she loves me, and she has seen some positive changes in my life over the last year and a half or so. She has attended maybe ten to twelve liturgies over the course of that time, but the things that are the hardest for her are the usual culprits: the Theotokos, veneration of the saints, prayers for the dead, liturgical worship in general as ritualistic and "dead", et cetera. So if any books deal with these subjects in a casual and personal way, then they will meet her where she is at. She doesn't care for my theological explanations of why these things are done, and I don't really know how else to address them.
Anyway, your suggestions are appreciated.