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Eighteen former Protestant leaders tell about their journey of "Coming Home" to the Orthodox Christian Faith. The 18 stories include: Antony Hughes . Oral Roberts University Gregory Rogers . Church of Christ Nicholas Sorensen . Concordia Seminary Daniel Matheson . United Church of Canada Thomas Renfree . Western Conservative Baptist Seminary Frank Milanese . Campus Crusade Eighteen former Protestant leaders tell about their journey of "Coming Home" to the Orthodox Christian Faith. The 18 stories include: Antony Hughes . Oral Roberts University Gregory Rogers . Church of Christ Nicholas Sorensen . Concordia Seminary Daniel Matheson . United Church of Canada Thomas Renfree . Western Conservative Baptist Seminary Frank Milanese . Campus Crusade for Christ Andrew Harmon . United Methodist Church Paul Waisanen . Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Alister Anderson . Episcopalian Timothy Cremeens . Assemblies of God John Pro . Luther Rice Seminary Athanasios Ledwich . Anglican Harold Dunaway . Bible Baptist College David Smith . Asbury Seminary Bill Caldaroni . United Church of Christ Ron Olson . Biola College and Inner-city Missions Tim Blumentritt . Plymouth Brethren William Olnhausen . General Theological Seminary


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Eighteen former Protestant leaders tell about their journey of "Coming Home" to the Orthodox Christian Faith. The 18 stories include: Antony Hughes . Oral Roberts University Gregory Rogers . Church of Christ Nicholas Sorensen . Concordia Seminary Daniel Matheson . United Church of Canada Thomas Renfree . Western Conservative Baptist Seminary Frank Milanese . Campus Crusade Eighteen former Protestant leaders tell about their journey of "Coming Home" to the Orthodox Christian Faith. The 18 stories include: Antony Hughes . Oral Roberts University Gregory Rogers . Church of Christ Nicholas Sorensen . Concordia Seminary Daniel Matheson . United Church of Canada Thomas Renfree . Western Conservative Baptist Seminary Frank Milanese . Campus Crusade for Christ Andrew Harmon . United Methodist Church Paul Waisanen . Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Alister Anderson . Episcopalian Timothy Cremeens . Assemblies of God John Pro . Luther Rice Seminary Athanasios Ledwich . Anglican Harold Dunaway . Bible Baptist College David Smith . Asbury Seminary Bill Caldaroni . United Church of Christ Ron Olson . Biola College and Inner-city Missions Tim Blumentritt . Plymouth Brethren William Olnhausen . General Theological Seminary

30 review for Coming Home

  1. 5 out of 5

    Christopher

    In the early 1990s, AGAIN Magazine, the quarterly publication of the Antiochian Evangelical Orthodox Mission, did a special issue on the growing trend of American Protestant clergy becoming Orthodox. Coming Home, edited by Fr Peter Guillquist (himself a convert), is a collection of some of these testimonials. The collection is a mixed bag, of course. Some essays, like that of Thomas Renfree offer theological arguments, but most, such as Frank Milanese's essay, are just personal testimonials light In the early 1990s, AGAIN Magazine, the quarterly publication of the Antiochian Evangelical Orthodox Mission, did a special issue on the growing trend of American Protestant clergy becoming Orthodox. Coming Home, edited by Fr Peter Guillquist (himself a convert), is a collection of some of these testimonials. The collection is a mixed bag, of course. Some essays, like that of Thomas Renfree offer theological arguments, but most, such as Frank Milanese's essay, are just personal testimonials light on argumentation. That of Daniel Matheson, a convert from the United Church of Canada, is downright incoherent. And unfortunately, the majority (all?) of these converts are to the Antiochian Church, which was then a popular destination for former evangelicals, and so there's no perspectives on coming into the Orthodox Church of America as many are doing today. Happily, however, nearly every writer here is charitable towards the brothers and sisters in Protestantism which he has left behind, and many are grateful for the valuable experiences of Protestant seminaries. This book will probably persuade no one to join the Orthodox Church, but rather serves as waybread for those making the transition and uncertain of their future. Pastors worried about losing their jobs and income for the sake of their faith will be especially cheered up by these priests who seem to have ended up well enough. I think Anglican-Orthodox Pilgrimage, a similar book of the same period also published by Conciliar Press, has a better collection of writings, and is worth reading even for those who aren't moving from the Episcopal Church.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Phillip Stoffregen

    I was pretty unimpressed with this book. I liked "Becoming Orthodox" more. The subtitle of the book is "Why Protestant Clergy are Becoming Orthodox," and so I expected to hear how these different authors wrestled with the theological issues unique to their tradition. There was very little of that, and it was largely superficial biography. That said, I think that the subtitle is a bit misleading. The book is interesting in showing Protestant Clergy becoming Orthodox, but it doesn't really say why I was pretty unimpressed with this book. I liked "Becoming Orthodox" more. The subtitle of the book is "Why Protestant Clergy are Becoming Orthodox," and so I expected to hear how these different authors wrestled with the theological issues unique to their tradition. There was very little of that, and it was largely superficial biography. That said, I think that the subtitle is a bit misleading. The book is interesting in showing Protestant Clergy becoming Orthodox, but it doesn't really say why they become Orthodox. There is little to no reflection on the different views of Mary, Icons, Theosis, the cross, etc.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Shea Layton

    It can be a little repetitive reading 18 stories of conversions, but they are certainly good and worth reading. The book has some fantastic quotes from people who often spent their whole lives searching before finding home.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan

    Expands the main story of "Becoming Orthodox" to encompass many other means by which people chose the orthodox church. Expands the main story of "Becoming Orthodox" to encompass many other means by which people chose the orthodox church.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Booklass Garrahan

  6. 4 out of 5

    Hope

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    Brian Jonson

  8. 5 out of 5

    Fr. Matthew

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    Joseph

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    Jared

  11. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

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    Matt Jones

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    James

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    Jessica

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    Ancient Faith Publishing

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    Tracey

  17. 4 out of 5

    Gretchen

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    Jeffery

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    Andrew

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    Joanne

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    Steve Walker

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    Tiffany

  23. 5 out of 5

    Douglas Wilson

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    Luke

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    Mother Seraphima

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    Alia

  27. 4 out of 5

    Bethany

  28. 5 out of 5

    Randy Hardin

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    Carl

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jason

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