Welcome to Peter’s Picks – Christian Nonfiction
I highly recommend books from time to time.
Here are my Christian nonfiction recommendations. They are a mix of Kindle eBooks and Paperback/Hardcover books. If you are interested in one of the Christian books listed, you can click on one and automatically brought to the Amazon page where you can find out more and/or purchase.
|The Mountain of Silence by Kyriacos C. Markides
In an engaging combination of dialogues, reflections, conversations, history, and travel information, Kyriacos C. Markides continues the exploration of a spiritual tradition and practice he began in Riding with the Lion. His earlier book took readers to the isolated peninsula of Mount Athos in northern Greece and into a group of ancient monasteries. There, in what might be called a “Christian Tibet,” two thousand monks and hermits practice the spiritual arts to attain oneness with God. In his new book, Markides follows Father Maximos, one of Mount Athos’s monks, to the troubled island of Cyprus. As Father Maximos establishes churches, convents, and monasteries in this deeply divided land, Markides is awakened anew to the magnificent spirituality of the Greek Orthodox Church.
|Angels Elect and Evil by C. Fred Dickason
What are angels like? How many kinds are there? Are mental disorders caused by their influence? Long favored by scholars, this classic has now been rewritten to give us accessible scriptural answers to our questions about the spirit world.
|The Philokalia by Allyne Smith and G.E.H. Palmer
This introduction to the wisdom of the Philokalia illuminates a text that until now has intimidated the general reader in its scholarly translations from Greek and Russian. Takes you on a journey through this beloved text, showing you how the teachings of Eastern monks can help you become by grace what God is by nature.
|The Way of a Pilgrim by Walter J. Ciszek and Helen Bacovcin
This enduring work of Russian spirituality has charmed countless people with its tale of a nineteenth-century peasant’s quest for the secret of prayer. Readers follow this anonymous pilgrim as he treks over the Steppes in search of the answer to the one compelling question: How does one pray constantly? Through his journeys, and under the tutelage of a spiritual father, he becomes gradually more open to the promptings of God, and sees joy and plenty wherever he goes. Ultimately, he discovers the different meanings and methods of prayer as he travels to his ultimate destination, Jerusalem.