Too bad you're so busy. :- Our forum will be the poorer for not having you! Nevertheless, I will gladly post any especially interesting tidbits here. Thanks for your kind wishes and prayers. Yes, I have read that book. I too enjoyed it very much. I have met Fr. Antonious Connor (I believe he authored the first chapter), the priest from the U.S. Virgin Islands, and received his blessing. I was happy that the book did not emphasize the "differences" between the Chalcedonian and Non-Chalcedonian camps, especially now when we are so close to rapproachment. I think that heated public debates among the laity about issues that our trusted bishops are already resolving would simply hurt both of our missionary efforts, and we really need to regard America as a field of mission. There are so many here that have never even heard of Orthodoxy. It is a shame that we are not proclaiming our Faith from the rooftops, especially when so many of African descent have been deceived into believing that the African only received Christianity through the diabolical slave trade. This is why so many are turning to Islam. If they only knew that there was more to Christianity than Protestantism and Roman Catholicism! This is our fault, and we've gotta get to work getting the Word out.