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This is the firth or sixth copy I've bought -- I keep giving them away. It's a fine book and explains so clearly why Father Peter and his associates decided to become members and priests of the Orthodox Church, after being Protestant Evangelicals for many years.
The book is written in a nice lively language, it gives no unnecessary
details and is easy to read (I've read most of it in one night).
It is a historical scetch of how these people (the Evangelical Orthodox
Church, organized by Gillquist and others) came to historical Orthodoxy
and of some of their first contacts with the hierarchy of the historical
Church (first Constantinople, then Antioch).
It was interesting to me because it gives insights into how the
Protestant life as well as the life of the Constantinople and Antioch
Patriarchates of the Eastern Orthodox Church may look from the eyes of
USA former Protestants.
A lot of people who buy this book expect a theological discussion, but
the book mentions key theological issues only in passing, - apparently
it wasn't the goal of the book to give a detailed account of what
historical sources ECA leaders uncovered.
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