Recommended Books

This page contains all the books that I have read and loved. I have found each of these books to be very useful in my personal life and/or spiritual growth.

If you would like to know more about any of these books, leave a comment below and I will be sure to respond.

Also, if there are any other books you recommend for this community of readers, please share them below.

God bless

Love and Respect-Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

love and respect-Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Sacred Marriage-Gary Thomas

sacred marriage - Garry Thomas

In Thy Presence-Lev Gillet


The Orthodox Prayer Life-Fr Matthew the Poor

Orthodox Prayer Life

Day by Day with the Early Church Fathers

Day By Day with the Early Church Fathers

The War of Art-Steven Pressfield


The Way of the Pilgrim

The Way of the Pilgrim

Jacob-Wrestling with God-F. B. Meyer

Jacob-Wrestling with God

The Life of Paul-F. B. Meyer

The Life of Paul

Practical Spirituality According to the Desert Fathers-Fr Athanasius Iskander


If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat-John Ortberg

If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat

Turning the Heart to God-St Theophan the Recluse

Turning the Heart to God

A Briefer History of Time-Stephen Hawking

A Briefer History of Time

On the Apostolic Preaching- St Irenaeus of Lyons

On the Apostolic Preaching

Platform, Get Noticed in a Noisy World-Michael Hyatt

Platform, Get Noticed in a Noisy World

Mere Christianity-C. S. Lewis

Mere Christianity

Ascending the Heights-Fr John Mack

Ascending the Heights

The Way of the Fathers-Mike Aquilina

The Way of the Fathers

Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods-Rick Warren

Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods

The Inner Kingdom-Bishop Kallistos Ware

The Inner Kingdom

A Beginner’s Guide to Spirituality-Michael Keiser

A Beginner's Guide to Spirituality

15 thoughts on “Recommended Books

    1. Thanks Jennifer,
      Some of these books have had a really profound effect on my spiritual growth and I would definitely recommend them to others.

      God Bless


  1. I’m curious and have 2 questions:
    1. Have you read “Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words” by Robb Bennet?
    2. Are you a Catholic? In many ways, you sound very Catholic – that’s a good thing.

    1. Hi Joseph,
      Sorry for the late reply, I’ve been inactive for a little while. I haven’t read Bennet’s book, but I’ll check it out if you recommend it. Also I am not catholic, I am Orthodox, but I do have a lot of respect for the Catholic Church.

  2. Hi Marco, definitely need to get a hold of some of these books. May I also recommend Elder Thaddeus’s book “Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives.” One of the most spiritually practical and beautiful books I’ve ever read.
    Thank you once again, for everything. I love this blog.

    1. Hi Corey,
      Thanks for your message and for your kind words. Coincidentally you’re the second person to recommend this book to me and when I walked into church this morning, I found the book in our very small bookshop. I will definitely be reading it very soon. Thanks for your recommendation πŸ™‚

      God bless

  3. Hello Marco,

    I hope you’ve been well.

    Where can I buy ‘Orthodox Prayer Life: The Interior Way – Matthew the Poor’? I’ve actually been trying to hunt it down for a while.
    Also, is it an easy read?

    1. Hi Lauryn,
      I must admit this book is quite hard to get a hold of, I know it is available on amazon, but I would look first in local Orthodox bookshops. The book is a great book but it is definitely not light reading. I would even say that the book needs to be read more than once to really grasp the ideas and experiences in prayer that the author describes.

      Hope that helps πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks Marco. I will go book hunting. One of my all time favourites is Christ the Eternal Tao. Have you read it? Keep beaming!

    1. Hi Eryka,

      No i haven’t read that book but I’ll definitely check it out, thanks for the recommendation and for your support.

      God bless πŸ™‚

    1. Certainly a good question πŸ™‚
      As much as Hawking has come out in recent years declaring his atheistic views, reading this book of his brings to light just how amazing and vast our universe is and leaves the reader wondering how such an orderly and perfectly balanced universe could possibly come to existence by chance and out of nothing. In my view his book does more to prove the existence of God than otherwise…hope that helps.

  5. Hi Marco,

    I definitely recommend A Trace in the Sand: A Tale of the Early Martyrs. It’s a fiction novel set at time time of Christian persecution in Ancient Rome about how a Christian servant was able to influence a whole pagan household. πŸ™‚ I read it at a point in my life when I didn’t like reading very much. It was such a great read, and was an inspiration to live as salt and light.

    Thank you for your blog and happy reading!

    1. Hi Eriny,
      Thanks so much for your recommendation! I was actually looking for my next read and although I’m not big on fiction novels, this one has definitely caught my attention. In fact I’m looking to get a copy right away. Thanks again.
      God bless you dear friend!

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