Saturday, November 21, 2009

B&W, W&O Chapter 14: The Mystery of Ordination

Right, so, post title a bit misleading. I finished the chapter last night, but to be perfectly honest, I don't feel like doing even a short recap.

Instead, I'm just going to say that the last chapter was just as good and informative as the rest of the book. I've finished it, and I feel like I learned a lot. The author has an excellent writing style, very easy and personable. Giving out pertinent information without over loading the reader. Conversational, almost.

I'd recommend the book to anyone who wants to learn more about Orthodoxy, however, the author does write based on the assumption that the reader has a basic grasp on history and the Church itself. So, I'd also recommend that the reader read two other books first:

The Orthodox Church & The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware. They're the books I started with (thanks to a recommendation from Alana) and I think they form an excellent basic understanding from which one can move on and build upon with other books.

I've pulled the name of my next book out of a bag, and it is....Anything Goes, which is a biography of an actor I love, John Barrowman. So. Fun stuff!


  1. Good suggestions, thanks! :) I would like to learn more about the Orthodox Church when I get the chance.

    Also, a John Barrowman autobiography!? AWESOME.

  2. Sanil,

    You're welcome.

    He has *two*. Anything Goes and the new one, I Am What I Am. Anything Goes is his life up to getting the roll of Captain Jack for Doctor Who, and then, I believe, I Am What I Am is that and after. Talking about Torchwood, etc. I have it, but I haven't read it yet.

    Also, they have pictures. :)

  3. Ooooo Doctor Who and Torchwood....I need to watch Torchwood. BBC has the best shows lol

    These sound like great books.

  4. Thanks for all the chapter recaps you've given. I enjoyed them!

  5. LK,

    Oh, yes, Torchwood was great. :) *loves Ianto fiercely*

    The books, imo, are excellent.

  6. Susanne,

    I enjoyed doing 'em. :)


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