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« on: June 23, 2011, 06:25:37 AM »

I am soon about to order a few books that I hope will help on my journey toward Orthodoxy, and I wanted to buy one that deals with prayer, either from the Fathers or more modern authors. So, if you could recommend only one (or maybe a few...) what would they be? I'm not looking for a prayer book per se, but more something that will help me cultivate a prayer life.

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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 07:16:20 AM »

I highly recommend: "Orthodox Prayer Life: The Interior Way" written by the renowned Coptic Orthodox monk Father Mathew the poor. Although the writer is Oriental Orthodox, he quotes in this books a lot of Eastern Orthodox saints. The book is a journey through the stages of prayer until one reaches the union with God.
This is the most edifying book I've ever read about prayer.

you can find it here:
http://www.amazon.com/Orthodox-Prayer-Life-Interior-Way/dp/0881412503
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2011, 08:45:30 AM »

Archbishop Anthony Bloom's book "Beginning to Pray."  I just read it and it's fantastic
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011, 09:10:57 AM »

The Art of Prayer- An Orthodox anthology (compiled by Igumen (Abbot) Chariton) isbn # 0-571-19165-7.
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011, 09:13:18 AM »

Archbishop Anthony Bloom's book "Beginning to Pray."  I just read it and it's fantastic

2nd that.  Great book.  I also read "Courage to Pray" by Met. Anthony.  It was also wonderful. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2011, 03:24:25 AM »

Thanks for the recommendations, they look great!
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