This book is a verse-by-verse commentary on the letters Paul wrote to the Christians of Corinth in the first century, when the Church was new.
Amazingly, the questions of faith those early Christians struggled with are strikingly similar to those of our time, and Paul's advice to them is just as timely now as it was then.
- God's Plan for man
- The message of the Cross
- The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
- The proper Christian attitude toward sexuality in society
- Marriage and celibacy
- What standards will God use to judge us
- Woman's role in the Church and in the world
- What the Eucharist offers and what it demands
- The power of love
- The attributes of holiness
- Why God allows righteous suffering
- Life after death
Kernels of wisdom from the Fathers of the Church are sprinkled unobtrusively throughout the text, creating a masterpiece with the historic authority of the early Church as applied to the modern Christian experience.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Barbara Pappas holds a B.A. degree from DePaul University in Chicago, with a concentration in early Church Fathers. A lay assistant at the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Westchester, Illinois, she has, for many years, taught adults and children of all ages. She has also lectured in many areas of the United States and Russia, to Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike. Barbara has written several works, including Are You Saved: The Orthodox Christian Process of Salvation, now in its 4th Edition, with over 50,000 copies in circulation.
"...Suitable for individual and study circles... Barbara Pappas is faithful to the Orthodox principle that our understanding of Scripture should be Patristic..."
+Bishop Kallistos Ware
Foreword by +Bishop Kallistos Ware
"I find this work well prepared and supported by the proper sources. It is a trustworthy guide to help everyone understand the life of the early Church and, thus, to help us know how to live our faith. Practical, yet based on solid Orthodox theology. The Text is perfectly right!"
+Bishop Gerasimos of Abydos