The one book meme

1. One book that changed your life.
The Orthodox Church, Bishop Kallistos (Ware)

2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church, Vladimir Lossky

3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
The Bible, with all the apocrypha

4. One book that made you laugh:
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

5. One book that made you cry:
The Decline of Eastern Christianity Under Islam, Bat Ye’or

6. One book that you wish had been written:
A Commentary on the Scriptures, Jesus of Nazareth
[Oops. I just noticed I had originally misread that as “One book that you wish you had written. That’s why I answered with Introducing the Apocrypha, David deSilva, because I’d actually been putting together almost an identical book when his came out!]

7. One book that you wish had never been written:
The Qur’an (see 5, above)

8. One book you’re currently reading:
Scripture in Tradition: The Bible and its Interpretation in the Orthodox Church, Fr John Breck

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
Unseen Warfare, St Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

10. Now tag five people:
Mike Aquilina, Claude Mariottini, Fr John Whiteford, and the last two people on the web who haven’t yet done it, whoever they may be.

4 Replies to “The one book meme”

  1. So, I’m guessing your Orthodox. I enjoy your site, though I think this is the first time I’ve posted in the combox.
    I came to the site by way of Mike Aquilina who mentioned you were translating St Clement. It amazes me that you can translate so fast.
    I answered the book questions on the pontification site. Since I’m still in my teens some I couldn’t answer. I’ve never read a book that made me cry. The book that hasn’t been written makes me cry. I named it THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE CULTURE OF DEATH.

  2. Funny! Yes, I suppose the above makes it pretty obvious that I’m Orthodox. You’re certainly welcome to post. Mike Aquilina is a very talented and nice man, and we obviously share an interest in the Church Fathers. So, welcome, and ask about anything or suggest anything. I guess I do go pretty fast in the translating. I love doing it, actually. Enjoy!

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