I read that book for the first time back in the early 90s when I was researching church history for an adult Sunday School class I was teaching. It sounded interesting, but I put it out of my mind at the time because I wasn't interested in converting and there were no English language parishes anywhere near me. Over a decade later, in September 2003, there was a small notice in my local paper that Fr Peter Gillquist would be speaking at (time, location). An Antiochian mission was in its earliest stages at that time. I recognized the name and went to that session. I was very impressed with Fr Peter (and the few other Orthodox who were there). I still wasn't ready to convert - or even leave my own church to attend an Orthodox service, but in December when the mission changed their meeting place and time to Sunday afternoon, I decided to check it out. I've hardly missed a Sunday since!