Regina Orthodox Press has just published TURNAROUND-THE ORTHODOX PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE by Forrest Long. It is a one month life strategy for spiritual growth perfect for individual or group study. The advance praise for the book has been wonderful.
“Many Orthodox Christians know about their faith, but they have no concept of how to live their lives in Christ. TURNAROUND is truly refreshing in that it allows all Christians believers to apply the teachings of the Orthodox Church to their daily lives. It takes us back to Apostolic days. This book is a must for those who seek to live a Christ-like life.”
Metropolitan ISAIAH of Denver
"This 31-day challenge fills a significant gap: it's the book for people who may find the spiritual classics too daunting, but who sincerely wishes to find clear, thoroughly Orthodox guidance to a renewed life in Christ. Whether read alone or in a book-discussion group, "Turn Around!" can be the boost you need to put your spiritual life in gear."
Frederica Mathewes-Green (Author and NPR commentator)
“This book will assist both converts and other seekers to strengthen their
Faith and to discover the vast treasury preserved by Orthodox Christianity
which has been Providentially planted in their midst. It has been written in
a spirit of love and humility to encourage and facilitate our journey to God
and Salvation. May God +bless+ the author and all who will benefit from his
Archimandrite Fr. Innocent, (Russian Orthodox Church, Bear River, Nova Scotia)
“The moment I started reading TURNAROUND, I was totally wrapped up in it... I found myself calling my two daughters and began reading excerpts from the book. I would definitely recommend that my parishioners read this book in hopes that it will open their hearts and minds towards a renewal in their faith."
Fr. Demetrius Edwards (St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church, Tuscaloosa, AL)
Spirituality is a high priority for many people today-both in a Christian and non-Christian context. Multitudes are on a journey to discover a solid spiritual foundation to build their lives on and it's no easy task to discern what is a passing fad and what has enduring value spiritually.
TURNAROUND The Orthodox Purpose Driven Life is as practical, hands-on strategy for spiritual growth which sets out on a one month journey that is balanced theologically and historically within the context of the Orthodox Christian Church.
This isn't simply an information book. This is a roadmap-the daily stopping points having been used by many for centuries-which will guide you into four essential areas that will impact your spiritual development: Focusing on God, Understanding Myself, Building With Spiritual Disciplines, Ministry in Motion.