by Katherine Bolger Hyde
Long ago in Paradise, animals and people walked side by side. When we return to Paradise, the wolf will lie down with the lamb, and a little child shall lead them. In the time in between, many holy men and women have befriended even the fiercest beasts through the power of God's love. Come and meet a few of these saints and their animal friends in this beautifully illustrated collection of inspiring stories!
About the Author: Katherine Bolger Hyde has devoted her life to books as a reader, editor, and writer. Her works include the picture books Lucia, Saint of Light and Everything Tells Us about God; the young adult fantasy The Dome-Singer of Falenda; and the adult mystery series Crime with the Classics. Katherine lives in the redwood country of the California central coast, where she shares a home with two domesticated humans and two wild and crazy cats.
About the Illustrator: Anastasia Sokolova is an artist, designer, illustrator, and teacher who lives and works in Moscow with her husband, four children, and a good-natured cat. Trained as an architect, Anastasia built a cozy wooden house with her own hands in the Russian outback, the interior of which she also designed and decorated with her own paintings. She began illustrating books in 2012. A Taste of Paradise is her first book in English.
Age Range: For children of all ages
Author: Katherine Bolger Hyde
Illustrator: Anastasiya Sokolova
Hardcover: 32 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
We are pleased to offer this new edition of the Akathist to St. John the Wonderworker. He is a saint of our times, beloved by those around the world, who continues to work countless miracles. As His Grace Bishop James relates in his Foreword to the Akathist, the miracles and extraordinary accounts concerning St. John “assure us that we are not alone in facing the difficult challenges of earthly life. Indeed, the Lord Himself promised: Behold, I shall not leave you orphans (John 14:18). St. John fulfilled this promise, having cared for so many orphans during his lifetime; and as his constant miracles attest, he continues to care for us. Therefore, let us not allow ourselves to become spiritual orphans through worrying and being anxious: may we instead turn to him in prayer and ask for his bold intercessions before our Lord.” Full-color cover and inner pages, richly illustrated with several icons of St. John.
Full-color cover and inner pages.
Drawing on Lewis’s broad corpus, both his beloved classics and his less well-known writings, Humphrey brings Lewis into conversation with Orthodox thinkers from the ancient past down to the present day, on subjects as diverse and challenging as the nature of reality, miracles, the ascetic life, the atonement, the last things, and the mystery of male and female.
No 20th century Christian writer had as great an impact on the faithful of the West as C. S. Lewis. That’s why it is essential that a widely-read, deep-thinking Orthodox Christian hold a series of “conversations” with him, bringing forward both the brilliance of his work, and the corners where Orthodox faith would turn a different way. Edith Humphrey’s book is both invigorating and enjoyable, and sends me back to reread Lewis with a fresh perspective. —Kh. Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of Welcome to the Orthodox Church
C. S. Lewis is a thinker much treasured by many Orthodox. Edith Humphrey’s clear, joyful, and accessible book brings Lewis into conversation with Orthodox thinkers and reveals many consistently Orthodox strands in the thought of this immensely popular Christian apologist. —Very Rev. Dr Andrew Louth, Professor Emeritus, Durham University
For Christians of my generation to read this book is to begin to understand who we are. We are all children of C. S. Lewis. He wrote the stories that formed our imagination. He taught us how to be effective apologists in the age of technology. And he insisted that we take the Bible seriously. Thanks to Edith Humphrey for this keen, critical appreciation of a singular modern master.
—Scott Hahn, Ph.D., Franciscan University of Steubenville
With elegant writing, and perceptive literary and theological insight, Edith Humphrey is a sure and satisfying guide to the one she calls a guide to Reality. Both seasoned and new readers of Lewis—whatever their religious tradition—will be enlightened, enriched, and occasionally provoked by this delightful volume. —Michael J. Gorman, Ph.D., St Mary’s Seminary & University
Page Length: 301 pages
The stories of Fr Arseny and his work in the Soviet prison camps have captured the minds and hearts of readers all over the world. In this second volume readers will find additional narratives about Fr Arseny newly translated from the most recent Russian edition. These short stories about the life and impact of Fr Arseny during the cruel oppression of the Soviet years are vivid, stirring and ultimately inspiring. Readers who were moved by Volume 1 will be grateful that a Volume II about his remarkable life has been added.
Page Length: 244 pages
We are honored to offer this new edition of the classic story of Father Arseny, with freshly edited text, a new cover, and a new foreword by Peter Bouteneff.
It is one of the great mysteries of life that in atmospheres of the harshest cruelty, a certain few not only survive but emerge as beacons of light and life. Father Arseny, former scholar of church art, became Prisoner No. 18736 in the brutal "special sector" of the Soviet prison camp system. In the darkness of systematic degradation of body and soul, he shone with the light of Christ's peace and compassion. His sights set on God and his life grounded in the Church, Father Arseny lived by injunction to "bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ" (Galatians 6:2).
This narrative, compiled from accounts of Father Arseny's spiritual children and others whom he brought to God, gives stirring glimpses of his life in prison camp and after his release. It also tells the stories of people whose lives, often during times of almost unimaginable crisis, were touched and transfigured through their connection with Father Arseny.
Emerging from the context of the particular tragedies of Soviet Russia, this book carries a universal impact certain to be felt by readers in the West today.
Paperback: 279 pages