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    I write and speak on all sorts of topics: ancient Christian spirituality and the Eastern Orthodox faith, the Jesus Prayer, marriage and family, the pro-life cause, cultural issues, and more. You can contact Cynthia Damaskos of the Orthodox Speakers Bureau if you’d like to bring me to an event. This Calendar will let you know when I’m in your neighborhood.


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Complete Vita 2 - Books


 [in process: Women with Icons, photos by Jocelyn Mathewes, saints’ lives by FMG]


Welcome to the Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity

(Paraclete Press, 2015; 800-451-5006)


The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God

(Paraclete Press, 2009; 800-451-5006)

In England, Darton, Longman & Todd, 2010


Mary as the Early Christians Knew Her: The Mother of Jesus in Three Ancient Texts

[Original title: The Lost Gospel of Mary: The Mother of Jesus in Three Ancient Texts]

(Paraclete Press, 2007; 800-451-5006)         


First Fruits of Prayer: A Forty-Day Journey through the Canon of St. Andrew

(Paraclete Press, 2005; 800-451-5006)


The Open Door: Entering the Sanctuary of Icons and Prayer

(Paraclete Press, 2003; 800-451-5006)


Gender: Men, Women, Sex, Feminism

(Ancient Faith Publishing, 2002; 800-967-7377)


The Illumined Heart: The Ancient Christian Path of Transformation                               

(Paraclete Press, 2001; 800‑451‑5006)

            Audio book—Audible


A Companion Guide to ‘The Illumined Heart’

with Robert Gibson

(Paraclete Press, 2006; 800-451-5006)


At the Corner of East and Now: A Modern Life in Ancient Christian Orthodoxy

(Ancient Faith Publishing, 2009; 800-967-7377)

Published by Tarcher/Penguin Putnam, 1999;

in England, Lion Publishing, 2000

Audio book—Audible


Facing East: A Pilgrim’s Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy

(HarperSanFrancisco, hardback 1997, paperback 2006; 800-242-7737)

Audio book—Audible


Real Choices: Listening to Women, Looking for Alternatives to Abortion

Felicity Press, 2014

Conciliar Press, 1997

Multnomah Press, 1994


Book Forewords


The Breastplate of St. Patrick

           booklet edited by Monk Seraphim Aldea

           Orthodox Monastery of All Celtic Saints, 2015; Mull Island, Scotland


Icons: The Essential Collection

            by Sr. Faith Riccio

            Paraclete Press, 2016


Fr George Calciu: Interviews, Homilies, and Talks

            St. Herman of Alaska Press, 2011


The Love Chapter

            by St. John Chrysostom

            Paraclete Press, 2009


Bible Characters in Genesis

            by Dr. Rodolph Yanney

            St. Mark’s Orthodox Fellowship, 2009


The Sign of the Cross

            by Andreas Andreopoulos

            Paraclete Press, 2006


A Tiny Step Away from Deepest Faith

            by Marjorie Corbman

            Paraclete Press, 2005


Growing in Christ

            by Mother Raphaela

            St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2003


Praying the Jesus Prayer Together

            by Bro. Ramon & Simon Barrington-Ward

            Hendrickson Books, 2003


How the Holy Fire Came to America

            Dee Kelley and Simeon Kwan

            CreatorSpace, 2017


Contributions to Anthologies

 “The Example of St. John” appeared in

            Let Them Hear: Voices of Odox Women

            ed Carrie Frederick Frost

            Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, 2018


“The High and Holy Calling of Being a Wife” and “The War Between the Sexes” appeared in

            The Glory of Marriage,

            ed David & Mary Ford,

            St. Tikhon’s Press, 2015


“I Thess 5:17” appeared in

            The Way Bible;

            Tyndale House, 2012


“Photini,” “The Weeping Woman,” “Whatever Happened to Repentance,” and other writings appeared in

Everyday Matters Bible for Women,

            Hendrickson Publishers, 2012


“On Improving as a Listener” appeared in

            Developing Ears to Hear,

            ed by Aaron Perry,

            Emeth Press, 2011


Orthodox Classics selected and described for

            25 Books Every Christian Should Read,

            ed by Richard Foster,

            HarperOne, 2011


“Anna Karenina” appeared in

            A Great Books Reader,

            ed by John Mark Reynolds,

            Bethany House, 2011


“I Changed My Mind” appeared in

            Changed Minds,

            ed by Bruce Nuffer,

            House Studio, 2009


“Bodies of Evidence” appeared in

            Writing That Makes Sense,

            ed by David Hogsette,

            Resource Publications, 2009


“Grandaddy’s Obstetrics” appeared in

            Labor Pains and Birth Stories,

            ed by Jessica Powers,

            Catalyst Book Press, 2008


“The Voice Beneath the Altar” appeared in

            A Faith and Culture Devotional,

            ed by Lael Arrington,

            Zondervan, 2008


“Transfiguration” appeared in

            The Good, the True, and the Beautiful,

            ed Hal & Rebecca Poe,

            Chalice Press, St. Louis, 2008


Orthodox Chart Entry appeared in

            Holman Study Bible, 2007


“A Widow Remarries” appeared in

            Women Ask, Women Answer,

            Thomas Nelson, 2007


Rod Dreher profile appeared in

            Fifty Christian Revolutionaries Under Forty,

            ed Heather Zydek,

            Relevant Press, 2006


“Rising Victorious” appeared in

            Proclaiming the Scandal of the Cross,

            ed Mark Baker,

            Baker Book House, 2006


“The Old Testament Trinity” appeared in

            God the Holy Trinity

            ed. Timothy George

            Baker Academic, 2006


“Unplanned Parenthood” appeared in

            Having Her Say,

            Human Life Review, 2006


“The Meaning of Christ’s Suffering” appeared in

            Best Christian Writing 2006,

            Jossey Bass, 2007


“Both Door and Path: On Repentance” appeared in

            Best Christian Writing 2004,

            Jossey Bass, 2005


“Praying With Icons” appeared in

            The Sacred Way,

            by Tony Jones,

            Zondervan 2004


“Under the Heaventree” appeared in

            The Church in Emerging Culture: Five Views,

            ed Leonard Sweet,

            Zondervan Press, 2003


“Twice Liberated” appeared in

            Stories of Emergence,

            ed Mike Yaconelli,

            Zondervan Press, 2003

“Abortion in the Tides of Culture” appeared in

            Thirty Years After Roe v. Wade,

            ed William Saunders,

            Family Research Council, 2003


“Merry Easter?” appeared in

            Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter,

            Plough Press, 2002


“Three Bad Ideas for Women” appeared in

            Best Christian Writing 2002,

            HarperSanFrancisco, 2003


“Angels” appeared in

            The Big Book of Angels,

            Beliefnet, Rodale, 2002


“Smashed Pocketbook” appeared in


            by Barbara Street Hagerty,

            Running Press, 2002


“Repent” appeared in

            From the Ashes,

            Beliefnet, Rodale Press, 2001


“How Can God Permit Suffering?” appeared in

            Where was God on September 11?,

            ed Donald Kraybill and Linda Peachey,

            Herald Press, 2001


“The Revolution and the Revelation” appeared in

            College Faith,

            ed Niels-Erik Andreasen,

            Andrews Univ Press, 2001


“Twice Liberated” appeared in

            More Spirited than Lions,

            ed Sarah Cowie,

            Regina Press, 2001


“God as Suffering Parent” appeared in

            Best Christian Writing 2000,

            HarperSanFrancisco, 2001


“We Can Find Common Ground on Abortion” appeared in

            At Issue,

            Greenhaven Press, 2000


“And Now for Some Good News” appeared in

            Sex: Opposing Viewpoints,

            Greenhaven Press, 2000


“Embarrassment’s Perpetual Blush” appeared in

            Best Spiritual Writing 1998,

            HarperSanFrancisco, 1999


“Why I’m Feminist and ProLife” and “Why Women Choose Abortion” appeared in:

             Abortion and Reproductive Rights: A Comprehensive Guide to Medicine, Ethics, and the Law,

            ed. J. Douglas Butler, CD-ROM, 1997


“Common Ground” appeared in

            The New Religious Humanists,

            ed. Gregory Wolfe,

            Free Press, 1997


Annual Editions: Sociology 97-98,

            Dushkin  Press, 1997


“In the Passenger Seat” appeared in

            Our Hearts’ True Home,

            ed. Virginia Nieuwsma,

            Conciliar Press, 1996


“Abortion and Women’s Rights” appeared in:

            The 1995 Information Please Women’s Sourcebook,

            Houghton Mifflin, 1995


“The Bitter Price of Choice,” “Designated Unperson,” and “The Abortion/Euthanasia Connection” appeared in

             Prolife Feminism Yesterday and Today,

            Sulzburger & Graham Publishing, 1995

            Feminism & Nonviolence Studies Assn, 2005


“A Labor of Love: Pregnancy Care Centers” appeared in:

            Loving Your Neighbor: A Principled Guide to Personal Charity,

            ed. Marvin Olasky,

            Capital Research Center, 1994


            The Silent Subject,

            ed Brad Stetson,

            Praeger Publishers, 1996


“Becoming a Pro-Woman, Pro-Life Persuader” appeared in:

            Life and Learning IV,

            ed Fr. Joseph Koterski,

            Univ Faculty for Life, 1994


“Why I’m Feminist and Pro-Life” appeared in:

            Feminism: Opposing Viewpoints,

            Greenhaven Press, 1994


“The Bitter Price of Choice” appeared in

            Human Sexuality: Opposing Viewpoints,

            Greenhaven Press, 1990


Book-chapter interviews with FMG



by Eric Metaxas

Dutton, 2014



by Doug LeBlanc

Thomas Nelson, 2010


The Life of Meaning

by Bob Abernethy

Seven Stories Press, 2007


Crunchy Cons

by Rod Dreher,

Crown Forum, 2006


Exodus: Why Americans are Fleeing Liberal Churches for Conservative Christianity

by Dave Shiflett,

Sentinel, 2005


Orthodox and Wesleyan Scriptural Understanding and Practice

ed. S. T. Kimbrough

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2005

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