Here is a talk by Abuna Lazarus, a Coptic Orthodox monk. Learn about his life as an avowed atheist and how he was brought closer to Jesus Christ.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ir4rffNFP0
I found this very interesting. It took me several times for it to sink in. That if you love Jesus in your heart you can be happy anywhere. I was wondering if anybody understands what he is talking about in regards to the Jesus prayer? He describes some sort of position but I've never come across this practice here in the US.
I was amazed at how an avowed atheist became a Christian in these circumstances. It is worth listening to in my opinion.