Book: Facing East

I found this book lying on the floor in the hallway of my apartment building. It is Mathewes-Green’s account of a year in a newly-formed Orthodox Christian church in the US, shortly after her conversion from Protestantism.

Parts of the book are quite engaging and I certainly learned much I didn’t know about the Orthodox church, which was basically nothing. Many sections, on the other hand, read like a rather tedious blog on her daily life. I’m afraid I skimmed through quite a bit and it felt much longer than the 200 or so pages it supposedly contains.

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