NEW YORK – Ways of the Lord: Perspectives on Sharing the Gospel of Christ by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and published by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is now available in an ebook edition through all major online resellers including Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble as well as the Archdiocese’s Orthodox Marketplace. This ebook edition of Ways of the Lord offers ease of access and reading using the latest features of Kindle, iPad, Nook, and Sony eBook Reader.
The Ways of the Lord ebook is available for $4.95 at www.orthodoxmarketplace.com as a download for iPad or Kindle. The ebook edition is also now available free of charge with the purchase of the print edition through the Orthodox Marketplace. The Kindle version of the book is available at www.amazon.com, and the Nook version at www.barnesandnoble.com.
Ways of the Lord represents the first publication from the Archdiocese’s ebook publishing initiative. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios has instructed that all Departments and ministries begin publishing their resources in ebook format so that the Archdiocese can continue to minister effectively to the ever-growing number users of ebook readers and tablet computers.
Dedicated to His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the book is a collection of major addresses given by Archbishop Demetrios. The publication includes the keynote addresses from the 2000-2008 Clergy-Laity Congresses along with speeches delivered at conferences and symposia in the United States, Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey. Titles of some of the addresses included in the book are:
- Offering our Orthodox Faith to Contemporary America
- Gather My People to My Home
- A Christian Spirituality of Peace and Justice in a Violent World
- A Free Society Founded on Truth: Truth Making People Free
- The Dynamics of the Orthodox Faith in Contemporary America
- The Ecumenical Patriarchate and its Ministry of Reconciliation
- Human Impasses and the Church Fathers
The title of the book, Ways of the Lord, emphasizes a major theme in all of the speeches. In the prologue Archbishop Demetrios writes, “The Gospel of Jesus Christ is by its very nature a living and dynamic reality to be shared by many, if not by all human beings. The permanent, absolute, and uncompromising condition of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the condition of transmitting it, of sharing it, of making it the precious property of more and more people.”