Reading List

Here is a running list of books that have influenced me throughout the years:

Ecclesiae Militantis: A Course in Spiritual Warfare and Exorcism, Fr. Jack Ashcraft

An Exorcist Explains the Demonic: The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels, Fr. Gabriele Amorth

The Rule of Saint Benedict, St. Benedict

DEMONOLOGY THE DEVIL AND THE SPIRITS OF DARKNESS Evil Spirits: History of Demons (The Demonology Series) (Volume 1)

Manual for Spiritual Warfare, Paul Thigpen

All The Doctrines Of The Bible – A Study And Analysis Of Major Bible Doctrines, Herbert, Lockyer

The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life, Charles Spurgeon

Biblical Demonology: A Study of Spiritual Forces at Work Today, Merrill F. Unger

The Triumph of Faith in a Believer’s Life (Christian Living Classics), Charles Spurgeon

Spiritual Warfare in a Believer’s Life, Charles Spurgeon

An Exorcist’s Field Guide: to Blessings, Consecrations and the Banishment of Malevolant Entities, Pastor Swope

The Departure of the Soul According to the Orthodox Church

This book is the first comprehensive presentation of the teachings of over 120 Orthodox Saints and dozens of holy hierarchs, clergy, and theologians on the subject of the soul’s exodus to the next life. With over 750 pages of source material featuring many rare images and dozens of texts translated into English for the first time, The Departure of the Soul is unique as both the sole reference edition on the subject and a fascinating and spiritually profitable book for anyone seeking insight into one of the greatest mysteries of all. The book also reveals over 100 falsifications, misrepresentations, and errors contained in the publications of authors who oppose the teaching of the Church, thus definitively ending the 40-year controversy in the Church. The book features: Full endorsements by eight Orthodox hierarchs Foreword by His Eminence Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki (Church of Greece) Spans the 2,000-year history of the Orthodox Church with chapters on: Holy Scripture The Liturgical Services The Writings of the Fathers of the Church The Lives of the Saints Iconography Commemoration and Prayer for the Departed Contemporary Opponents of the Church’s Teaching Many rare images and dozens of texts translated for the first time from the original Greek, Russian, Slavonic, Serbian, and Romanian Complete scholarly apparatus.

The Arena, St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

Ascetical Homilies of St. Isaac the Syrian, St. Isaac the Syrian

Beginning to Pray, Anthony Bloom

Centuries on Love, St. Maximus the Confessor

Discourses and sayings, St. Dorotheos of Gaza

Exposition of the Orthodox Faith, St. John Damascene

The Field, St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

Fifty Spiritual Homilies, St. Macarius the Great

The Forgotten Desert Mothers, (collection by Paulist Press)

The Ladder of Divine Ascent, St. John Climacus

Little Russian Philokalia, (several volumes and multiple authors)

Orthodox Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Hierotheos

Orthodox Spirituality, Dumitru Staniloae

Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives, Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

Paradise of the Fathers (two volume set)

Passions & the Virtues, St. Paisios of Mount Athos

The Philokalia, (several volumes and many authors)

Praktikos & Chapters on Prayer, Evagrius the Solitary

Saying of the Desert Fathers, (collection by Cistercian Publications)

The Spiritual Life, St. Theophan the Recluse

The Spiritual Meadow, John Moschos

Unseen Warfare, Lorenzo Scupoli, Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain & St. Theophan the Recluse