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A Beginner’s Guide to Spirituality: The Orthodox Path to a Deeper Relationship with God
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A Beginner’s Guide to Spirituality: The Orthodox Path to a Deeper Relationship with God


Ancient Faith Publishing 2007

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Genuine spirituality keeps us in balance with God, our neighbor, and the material world. Michael Keiser walks us through the Orthodox Church’s timeless teachings and practices on the ancient understanding of Christian spirituality with humor and keen insight. He outlines how ascetic practices, personal and corporate worship, confession and repentance, overcoming the passions, and opening ourselves up to God’s grace can lead us to transformation, and to our ultimate destiny—Jerusalem, the heavenly city.

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Key Features

  • Provides an overview of Christian spirituality from an Orthodox perspective
  • Discusses the purpose of Orthodox spiritual practices
  • Uses accessible language and a straightforward style suited to the newcomer


  • The Tender Trap
  • Discipline and Training
  • The Three-Legged Stool
  • Kinds of Prayer
  • Confession
  • Asceticism I: Exterior Disciplines
  • Asceticism II: Interior Detachment
  • The Passions
  • Go Towards the Light
  • Jerusalem, the Heavenly City

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About Michael Keiser

Michael Keiser is a convert to the Orthodox faith who was raised in the Western Christian tradition. He has studied in both the Western and Eastern traditions of Christianity, and has been actively involved in evangelism and outreach on behalf of the Orthodox Christian Church. An Orthodox priest for 30 years, he works in the Department of Missions and Evangelism of the Antiochian Archdiocese. During his career he has worked with 28 different congregations in the areas of renewal and growth and established new congregations. Keiser has written five books dealing with worship, spirituality, and an Orthodox comprehension of suffering.