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What is everyone reading?
« on: May 10, 2004, 11:54:42 AM »
This is just a thread to ask what everyone is reading.  Till Wendsday I will be reading nothing other than textbooks, but after that---ooh man do I ever have a stack to get through.  As soon as I am done with my finals, I am making it top priority to finish Law of God.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2004, 11:55:35 AM »
hmm come to think of it, perhaps I should find myself a short fiction book in order to give my mind a break and time to recooperate.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2004, 12:56:22 PM »
Faith wise I'm reading Jesus through the Centuries, His place in the History of Culture, by Jaroslav Pelikan.

I'm re-reading Lonesome Dove can't count the previous times, I'm just a old west fan.


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2004, 01:52:51 PM »
Currently reading:
Teach Yourself Islam (doing a cursory study on Islam right now)
The One Straw Revolution: An Introdution to Natural Farming by Masanobu Fukuoka

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2004, 02:02:00 PM »
hmm interesting books.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
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hmm come to think of it, perhaps I should find myself a short fiction book in order to give my mind a break and time to recooperate.

Have you ever read the Brother Cadfael novels by Ellis Peters?  Set in 12th century Shrewsbury at the Benedictine monastery of Sts. PEter and Paul, I think you'd really like them.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2004, 03:41:55 PM »
Ecclesiastical Latin by John F. Collins
Acts of the Second Council of Ephesus by Rev S.G.F. Perry
D+¬fense des Trois Chapitres par Facundus D'Hermiane
Three Monophysite Christologies by Roberta Chesnut

and waiting for another Terry Pratchett book to come along.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2004, 04:32:41 PM »
What do you think of the Collins Ecclesiastical Latin, sub-deacon Peter? I've recently tracked down a copy of it through ABE books, but am too bogged down in the Jones and Sidwell Reading Latin course at present to get into it yet.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2004, 04:41:11 PM »
I've decided I need to learn Latin, at least before I get to heaven so I can understand St Peter at the gates. :)

I'm on chapter 2 and finding it fine so far. It suggests just a semester (whatever that is) to get through a large chunk of the grammar and vocab and into the reading. I expect it to be fairly technical, and it is, but in a way that I'm coping with fine. if I can spare 30 mins a day - as it suggests - then I may end up being able to read some of the important books I have lined up that scholars have only seen fit to translate out of Syriac (my life isn't going to be long enough to try and learn Syriac) and into Latin. (thanks guys, great help).

As you can see I am trying to work on my French, and that's not coming on too bad, and I'm reading some important stuff that's made its way out of Latin into French.

After all that I need Terry Pratchett
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2004, 05:12:44 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2004, 03:06:48 PM »
I just aquired a very good used revised edition of The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St. John Climacus, published by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery while in Las Vegas this weekend and find the intro useful already and are looking forward to much more.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2004, 04:14:29 PM »
Call it ADD, but I seem to have a habit of reading multiple books at once.  Currently, I'm reading: (1) The Lord of the Rings (resuming after a 3 month hiatus) (2) Deliver Us From Evil by Sean Hannity; and (3) Not By Scripture Alone by Robert Sungenis
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2004, 04:19:20 PM »
The New History of the World - Roberts

Being an engineer, I have had 1 post-secondary history course, and that was American History.  Other than reading about the Church or light Nat. Geo. or Discovery/History channel pablum, that's all I've had.  I thought this might peak an interest in certain areas or at least allow me to follow historical conversations without nodding off. :D

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2004, 07:01:16 AM »
"Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause, Land, Farmers,Slavery, and the Louisisana Purchase", by Roger G. Kennedy.

"Inheriting Paradise, Meditations on Gardening", by Vigen Guroian.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2004, 09:24:42 AM »
A Season in Bethlehem by Joshua Hammer put out by FP free press, 274 pages, purchased at Barnes and Noble.

This book helps explain in detail about life in Palestine especially for the Palestinian Christians who are caught between Hamas and Israel. It also covers the moment-to-moment narration of the siege of the Church of the Nativity. It tells of the hardships of living in one of the most dangerous places on earth.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2004, 10:27:25 AM »

"Inheriting Paradise, Meditations on Gardening", by Vigen Guroian.

Interesting, I had just ordered this book from Amazon.  It should arrive today or tomorrow.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2004, 04:58:03 PM »
I'm currently reading the 3rd Volume of the Gulag Archipelago.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2004, 08:13:56 PM »
E.A. Wallis Budge's translation of Paradise of the Holy Fathers vol. II

Selected passages from Wace & Piercy's Dictionary of Early Christian Biography (right now I'm on Eusebius of Dorylaeum...)

And just for fun, Raymond Chandler's Farwell, My Lovely.  I want to see how much he really influenced Robert Parker.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2004, 09:12:53 PM »
I am reading "From Mars Hill to Manhattan" The story of  the Greek Orthodox in America under Athenagoras I by Bishop George Papaioannou

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"The Inner Kingdom" by Bishop Ware.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2004, 09:16:59 PM »
The Code of The Warrior, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, Constantinople, The Book of The Samurai, and The Layman's Guide to The Ladder (all at once!  I'm horrible!)

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« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2004, 09:47:28 PM »
The Sword of the Propehet by Serge Trifkovic (Regina Orthodox Press).  "The politically incorrect guide to Islam."

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« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2004, 09:49:36 PM »
The Journey to Heaven by St. Tikhon
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« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2004, 11:38:59 PM »
Catechism of the Catholic Church and Companion to the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2004, 07:01:11 AM »
"Home Economics" by Wendell Berry
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2004, 08:44:32 AM »
The Evergetinos published by CTOS and the Areana by Saint Ignatii.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2004, 09:36:22 AM »
Jingo-Terry Pratchett (5th book by him in 3 weeks, am quickly becoming addicted)
Don Quixote- (struggling, but I will finish it... some day)
My Life in Christ (in Russian, so it will take me a while... but I will finish it...)

Shultz... Brother Cadfael books are wonderful, read a few myself.  Mom used to rent the movies too.  My faves... "Virgin in the Ice" & "Leper of St. Giles."
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« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2004, 10:25:12 AM »
The Code of The Warrior, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, Constantinople, The Book of The Samurai, and The Layman's Guide to The Ladder (all at once!  I'm horrible!)

Horrible?!?  Sounds perfectly normal to me! :D

There are the bedside table books, the bathroom reading, the living room stack, the one in the car or purse or pocket etc etc.

I learned from my father to always have something to read with me, just in case I have to wait for someone or something.  He always has at least a little Bridge or Stamp-collecting magazine in his pocket.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2004, 10:28:46 AM »
Ah, let's see.

Currently reading "Mona Lisa Overdrive" by William Gibson.  When I'm done with that one I'm going to take a holiday from Gibson and move on to "Cryptonomicon" by Neal Stephenson, which I've been wanting to read for a while and which, due to its length, will easily take me through the rest of the summer and likely into the fall.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2004, 11:58:08 AM »
Christ Is in Our Midst: Letters from a Russian Monk, by Father John, and The Message of the Bible: An Orthodox Christian Perspective, by George Cronk (haven't started it yet, but mean to soon).  

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2004, 03:47:18 PM »
Very slowly reading The Ladder of Divine Ascent, letting it soak into all the crevices of my humble :P gray matter.

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« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2004, 02:18:41 PM »
St. John Chrysostom - On marriage and Family
Kelly - Early Christian Doctrine
Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2004, 01:01:08 AM »
TPR Storytelling -- a guide for teaching Spanish-language acquisition through aural/kinetic interaction. (iow, listen and respond with an action.)

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« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2004, 07:38:58 AM »
Dear Mr. Jefferson, Letters from a Nantucket Gardener, by Laura Simon.
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« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2004, 04:15:02 PM »
SHADOW DIVERS, by Robert Kurson.  The real life discovery of WWII German U-Boat U-851 just off the coast of Northern New Jersey is fraught with mystery and extreme danger.  As a SCUBA diver this book is a must if you have any interest in underwater discovery.

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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2004, 01:43:16 PM »
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.  Nothin' like trying to get a jump on Russian Lit for next semester.  Too bad I have to read Toltoy's Resurrection as well.  I tried to start it, and I couldn't really get into it.  That, plus the fact that he was excommunicated makes me kind of un-eager to read anything by him.  At least there's Dostoevsky to offset it.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2004, 04:22:41 PM »
I am currently reading the Gospel according to Luke.....

My priest made refernce to it is in Homilee on the Feast of the DOrmition of the Theotokos and refernced several verses that explain why we should call her blessed, honor and revere her.

As usual for me...once I start a Book in the New Testament I keep on reading.....

Prior to that it was the Book of Psalms. I started focusing on Psalms in my Dad's last days on this earth and just kept reading them...Some like 20, 23 and 85....reapeatedly.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2004, 05:06:00 PM »
Books I Just Finished:

Extracanonical Sayings of Jesus - Stroker
The New Testament Text of Gregory of Nyssa - Brooks
Marriage: An Orthodox Perspective - Meyendorff

Book I'm in the Middle Of:

Mysterious Encounters at Mamre and Jabbok - Miller

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Penitential Prayer in Second Temple Judaism: The Development of a Religious Institution - Werline

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2004, 08:12:11 AM »
I gave up on the Russian lit books after struggling through the uncompleted part of Gogol's Dead Souls , so now I'm reading something for my enjoyment, although it's a lot more difficult than Russian Lit: Vladimir Lossky's The Image and Likeness of God .  Should be interesting.

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« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2004, 10:05:07 AM »
The Perfect Heresy: The Revolutionary Life and Death of the Medieval Cathars - O'Shea
Guards! Guards! - Terry Pratchett
Introduction to Islam
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2004, 11:18:34 AM »
"Stiff" by Mary Roach - an interesting book about the "life" of cadavers

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the Summer 2004 issue of the ALA Law Library Journal
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« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2004, 03:59:22 PM »
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« Reply #41 on: October 19, 2004, 01:21:19 PM »
I am reading St Seraphim of Sarov A Spiritual Biography by Archimandrite Lazarus Moore, and also am reading Don Quixote.
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« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2004, 06:56:41 PM »
My wife bought me a book from Barnes and Noble called JOHN 1:12. The book traces several months of bizarre supernatural events that happened in Dallas Texas. I've got to admit, the book has caught my attention, it's a good read. ;D
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« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2004, 08:04:09 PM »
Hello Paul,
I read John 1:12 too, it had witchcraft, demonic activity, things floating in the air... you get the gist but church members and evangelist prevail at the end. I was satisfied with it.
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« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2004, 02:36:21 AM »
Meditations on the Divine Liturgy, by Nikolai Gogol, printed by Holy Trinity Monastery Jordanville, NY, 3rd printing 1995.  Not difficult reading but deep and moving.
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