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My own pick of my best available is below. (See my author bookshelf if you want my whole collection.) Read my titles freely and copy them freely if you wish... and if there's something you think is golden, please go for the gold and own it in paper!
About these titles
These are collections you can both sample, and read cover to cover. C.J.S. Hayward in Under 99 Pages is specifically intended to be short and easy to start.
There are sometimes copies of my work, all autographed, at my monastery's bookstore.
Prices may vary.
How Can I Take my Life Back from my Phone?
Phones have taken over our lives. They have cost us more than we imagined we could lose, and live driven by a cellphone is miserable.
You have a choice, even if you don't know it. It is possible for us to take control of our lives back from our phone, and this is a book about how.
Get the book: Hardcover ($19.99), Paperback ($11.99), Kindle ($2.99), free Kindle download, free ePub download, free PDF
Happiness in an Age of Crisis: Ancient Wisdom from the Eastern Orthodox Church
In Stranger in a Strange Land, one of the characters says that saying happiness is a matter of living the way a person is made to live is in English empty, just a tautology, but that in Martian, it's a complete set of working instructions.
This opens up what must be to many people a lost world, and provides elementary instructions how to function as we were meant to function.
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Get the book: Hardcover ($19.99), Paperback ($15.99), Amazon Kindle ($2.99), free Kindle download, free ePub download, free PDF
Hidden Price Tags: An Eastern Orthodox Look at the Dark Side of Technology and Its Best Use
Hidden Price Tags: An Eastern Orthodox Look at the Dark Side of Technology and Its Best Use is a seven volume series that represents the author's full magnum opus on Orthodoxy, technology, and related issues. If there is anything the author has contributed to the conversation, it is probably in the volumes of this series.
C.J.S. Hayward in Under 99 Pages
This is a very short collection of my very best works.
They are meant to be easy to get started on while giving the reader a real taste of what is truly the best in my work.
This may be the best place to start. Perhaps when you have read it, and find yourself wishing the book was longer and there were more things to read, it will be time to move on to some of the longer works below. (Or you can just skip to "St. Clive."
Get the book: Hardcover ($11.99), Paperback ($5.99), Amazon Kindle ($0.99), free Kindle download, free ePub download, free PDF
"St Clive:" An Eastern Orthodox Author Looks Back at C.S. Lewis
I grew up with my father reading the Chronicles of Narnia to my brother Matthew and me as bedtime stories. My Mom would come in and see a nodding-off father trying to read, and two little boys on his lap listening alertly.
For those of us who grew up in C.S. Lewis's shadow, here is a look back at C.S. Lewis as Orthodox and looking forward to how someone starting with C.S. Lewis can land deep into Orthodoxy.
Get the book: Hardcover ($25.99), Paperback ($19.99), Amazon Kindle ($2.99), free Kindle download, free ePub download, free PDF
The Best of Jonathan's Corner
The Best of Jonathan's Corner is my overall best-rounded collection of all kinds of Orthodox theology expressed in all kinds of writing. I used to consider it my flagship until my spiritual director gently suggested that The Luddite's Guide to Technology may be my biggest impact and my biggest contribution.
Get the book: Hardcover ($49.99), Paperback ($25.99), Amazon Kindle ($2.99), free Kindle download, free ePub download, free PDF.
The Luddite's Guide to Technology
During my first meetings with spiritual direction, my spiritual father talked with me and said that the biggest area I seem to have to talk about is something like "Orthodox Theology and Technology." Earlier I thought that this was my most interesting suggestion, while The Best of Jonathan's Corner was my flagship. This was my next flagship. Now my flagship is a proper series: Hidden Price Tags: An Eastern Orthodox Look at the Dark Side of Technology and Its Best Use.)
Get the book: Hardover ($49.99), Paperback ($25.99), Amazon Kindle ($2.99), free Kindle download, free ePub download, free PDF
C.J.S. Hayward: The Complete Works
All of the collections above are hand-picked selections that revolve around a center theme. This collection is the full twelve volume collection, with about 365 different individual works (most of them are short). Each speaks with a different voice, and the result is amazing.
The reviews aren't in yet. But some people really like it.
You deserve to own the whole collection in paperback!
Get the book: Paperback ($19.99 ea.), Kindle ($2.99)
The Classic Orthodox Bible
This work is included last because I made the least real contribution and mostly leveraged existing classics.
The text is something like an Orthodox King James Version, based on the Orthodox Church's official Old Testament, the Septuagint. It is based on Sir Lancelot Brenton's translation of the Old Testament and the King James Version of the new.
But this is a text for today, and the English is the English of the praying Orthodox Church today. There have been several light updates: I have added somewhat contemporary use of quotation marks. (They are not present in the King James Version and this makes the KJV harder to read than it has to be.) I've also paid attention to a few passages that don't usually survive translation well. Furthermore, the individual books of the Bible are in different font sizes according to how much emphasis the Orthodox Church gives them: the Gospels are in an ample font size, and the Apocrypha are readable.
The hardcover edition is intended to serve as a nice family or gift Bible.
The reviews for the hardcover edition are still coming in. The paperback was barely squeezed into a tight format, and the reviews are in large measure positive, but they do note the clumsy format.
Get the book: Hardcover ($99), Paperback ($19.99), Kindle ($9.99), Search and read online (free).