I'll Come Speak

    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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If you would like to include a book signing, please contact the publishers at the 800 numbers below, and say that the order is “in conjunction with an author visit.” You will get a discount, and can set whatever price you like, and can return unsold books for a refund. You keep all profits. Please have someone sit at the table with me to handle payments.


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)


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)


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)


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

(HarperOne, 1997; 800-242-7737)



Best American Spiritual Writing, 2007, Houghton Mifflin

Best Christian Writing 2006, Jossey-Bass

Best Regular Column: Culture, the Arts, and Leisure, Catholic Press Association, 2004

Best Christian Writing 2004, Jossey-Bass

Best Christian Writing 2002, HarperSanFrancisco

Books for a Better Life finalist, 2000

Best Christian Writing 2000, HarperSanFrancisco

Best Spiritual Writing 1998, HarperSanFrancisco

Christian Women Role Models (1998), Ecumenical Coalition on Women and Society


Published in

Smithsonian, National Review, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC website, Utne Reader, Policy Review, The World & I, Parenting, Books & Culture, The Congressional Record, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, First Things, Crisis, National Catholic Reporter, National Catholic Register, Catholic Digest, Sojourners, re:generation quarterly, others


Media Appearances


PrimeTime Live (ABC), Religion & Ethics Newsweekly (PBS), CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, NBC News, ABC News, Fox News, The 700 Club, the Hallmark Channel, others



National Public Radio, Monitor, Pacifica, Voice of America, Family News in Focus, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Diane Rehm, Come Receive the Light, Ancient Faith Radio, Marlin Maddoux, D. James Kennedy, Armstrong Williams, Janet Parshall, Dick Staub, Jody Bottum, others



New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time, US News & World Report, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, Brill’s Content, The New Republic, USA Today, Self, National Journal, National Review, Congressional Quarterly, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Herald, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, others


Speaking engagements



Yale, Yale Divinity, Harvard, Princeton, Wellesley, Johns Hopkins, Cornell, Georgetown, Brown, Oxford, William & Mary, Middlebury, Reed, George Washington, Univ Penn, Fordham, Virginia Tech, Columbia, Grinnell, Calvin, Baylor, Westmont, Asbury Seminary, Grove City, Biola, Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities, Veritas Forum events, others



Washington National Cathedral, Los Angeles Times Book Festival, Smithsonian Institution, Aspen Institute, Chautauqua Institution, American Academy of Religion, Focus on the Family, Pro-Life Assoc of Gays and Lesbians, Milton Center Writers’ Workshop, Ivy League Coalition for Life, Family Research Council, Cornerstone Festival, Orlando Museum of Art, Rock for Life, Thomas Merton Foundation, National Right to Life Committee, CareNet, Christian Legal Society, Heartbeat, Evangelical Press Association, Inst for Religion and Democracy, Call To Renewal, Acton Institute, others


Other work

National Public Radio, commentator (“All Things Considered”, “Morning Edition”)

Christianity Today, movie reviews

National Review, movie reviews and consumer reports

Ancient Faith Radio, weekly podcast

Our Sunday Visitor, movie reviews

Today’s Christian, “Everyday Theology” column

Los Angeles Times, book reviews

Christianity Today, columnist

Big Idea, Inc. (“Veggie Tales”), consultant

Odyssey [now Hallmark] Television Network, commentator (“News Odyssey”)

Religion News Service, columnist

The Christian Millennial History Project, contributing author

World magazine, national correspondent, columnist

Feminists for Life of America, vice-president for communications, editor Sisterlife journal

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