Book Recommendations for Catechumens?


The Law Of God

Indication of the Way into the Kingdom of Heaven by St. Innocent of Alaska

Eusebius Erasmus

There are only two books you need: Holy Scripture and the Lives of the Saints. Everything else is superfluous and can even do damage if you’re not under the guidance of a good spiritual father.

You learn primarily by participating in divine services and the Church’s major feasts. And by praying.

I realize that this isn’t a Western way of thinking, since we like to intellectualize everything, but it is what it is. A simple faith is best.
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God's Revelation to the Human Heart by Fr Seraphim Rose is a good book for catechumens. It was derived from a lecture that he gave to spiritual seekers of all kinds, so he touches upon some of the problems with the modern spiritual mindset and also puts forth the Orthodox mindset as a counter to this. His discussion on the Western desire for a big experience in our spirituality is very important, he speaks about how easy it is to fall into deception when you are looking for something special to happen. It's a great book for those who are looking for a brief look into the Orthodox mindset.