Fr. Alexis Trader recently released his new book, Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy: A Meeting of Minds. For those of you unfamiliar with Fr. Alexis, he is a priestmonk and spiritual father of Karakallou Monastery on the Holy Mountain, and author of In Peace Let Us Pray to the Lord: An Orthodox Interpretation of the Gifts of the Spirit.
Before leaving for Greece, Fr. Alexis was a professor at St. Tikhon’s Seminary. He recently completed his PhD at the University of Thessalonica, with professor Anestis Keselopoulos. His new book is, essentially, his PhD dissertation.
To make folks aware of his new book, he is publishing a series of articles on Orthodox blogs. He began a few days ago and will be posting according to the following schedule:
At the end of his first blog post, Fr. Alexis writes the following:
For those unfamiliar with academic presses that produce a limited number of monographs for university libraries, the book will unfortunately seem rather expensive. I would encourage those who wish to read the book, but find it outside their budget, to approach their local college or public library about the possibility of purchasing it. Perhaps, groups of five could purchase it as a donation for their parish library or the pastor’s library. If the hardbound copies sell well, a less expensive paperback may be on the way.
What Fr. Alexis doesn’t mention is that there is a deadline by which a certain number of hardbound copies needs to be sold, or else a less expensive paperback will never be an option (the deadline, as I understand it, is within the next month or so). If you’re able, please mention Fr. Alexis’s book to friends who might find it of interest. If it’s easy, please tweet about it or post it to your Facebook page. We’re trying to get the word out and we need your help!
For excerpts from the book, please check out the following links: