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Facing East: A Pilgrim's Journey Into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780060850005
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Published: HarperOne - February 28th, 2006

Yes, this is an NPR commentator's memoir of the "personal journey" sort, but there's nothing typical in her approach - no awkward exhibitionism, no sense that life is being filtered and processed, turned into cultural commodity. In fact, this reads like a wagon-train tale of a couple driving their children and their future off into an untamed frontier. And that frontier just happens to be- to American eyes, at least - the most mysterious and most radically traditional form of Christianity. An utterly charming inviting read.