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

11 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™‚

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