By Else Tennessen
Instead of making New Year’s resolutions (which are usually for us), I’ve been asking myself, what can I do for God in 2009? One thing that I can do is read more about Him! Reading about God increases our knowledge of Him and encourages us to pray, act and love Him more. Here are some resources to help you on your reading journey.
Bible Gateway is a searchable online Bible in 100 versions and 50 languages. Search by topic, passage or keyword.
St. Luke School of the Seventy
St. Luke’s own self-paced adult education and reading program. Reading lists and more! All resources are now online so you can participate “virtually.” Enroll today!
Reflections in Christ
On the OCA web site, “Life in Christ” features articles by Fr. John Breck, and “Thoughts in Christ” features articles by Fr. Vladimir Berzonsky.
Eastern Orthodox Librarian
You don’t have to be a librarian to enjoy this site, which features wonderful reviews of Orthodox Christian books.
Orthodox Christian Books
More book news and reviews. Includes a comprehensive list of Orthodox Christian online bookstores.
Finally, a word from St Paisios the Athonite: “The goal of reading is the application, in our lives, of what we read. Not to learn it by heart, but to take it to heart. Not to practice using our tongues, but to be able to receive the tongues of fire and to live the mysteries of God.”