Tuesday, December 15, 2009

What Does It Mean To Live In A Global Society?


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEIGHBORS, STRANGERS AND EVERYONE ELSE


by Rev. Fr. John-Brian Paprock


MADISON, WI — NEIGHBORS, STRANGERS AND EVERYONE ELSE is a unique book and collection of insightful and inspiring words on topics of co-existence from Rev. Fr. John-Brian Paprock. The book is due for release December 2009 and this is an advance notice with pre-ordering information included.


This book covers the topics of personal and interpersonal issues, the religious and the secular, as well as friends and enemies as topics of concern in modern society. It deals directly with the issues presented by living in a global society with a unique Christian perspective.


From early reviews of Neighbors, Strangers and Everyone Else:


"This is an amazing body of work -- not just the compilation itself, but the witness over a number of years that Fr. John-Brian has made to understanding and outreach as a way of life which it represents," wrote Alexander Patico of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship of North America. "I was able to learn a great deal from what Fr. John-Brian wrote and to get to know Fr. John-Brian and his thought -- Fr. John-Brian certainly has progressed as time went on, in his powers of expression and his profundity."


"Fr. John-Brian is an excellent communicator. He has a way with words and ideas. I think this work will be a great contribution to inter-religious dialog. Autobiographical element makes it appealing," wrote John Kunnathu, founder of the worldwide Gregorian Study Circle, founded in honor and memory of H.G. Paulos Mar Gregorios, Indian Orthodox bishop of New Delhi.


The book is divided into five parts:

1 – FAITH AND INTERFAITH;

2 HUMAN RIGHTS;

3 FRIENDS AND ENEMIES;

4 WAR AND PEACE;

5 - NON-VIOLENCE FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE


Full table of contents is available upon request.


Neighbors, Strangers and Everyone Else


December 2009 Paperback, 218 pages ISBN: 978-0-557-20356-7

Retail print $17.95 Download $5.00



ALSO AVAILABLE:


LIVING IN THE EIGHTH DAY

by Rev. Fr. John-Brian Paprock


paperback, 142 pages ISBN: 978-1-84728-315-3


A collection of pastoral reflections and spiritual guidance this book, by an Orthodox Christian, is written by for a broad audience of believers and non-believers. The author uses snippets from everyday life - birthdays, bumper stickers, the sight of a rainbow - and church holidays through the year, bringing the reader into Orthodox thought while keeping a firm grasp on life in contemporary America. His message is timeless and true, wherever and whenever it is read. "What a wonderful book. I am reading through the chapters, one at a time rather than reading them through all at once. The three I have read, and the others I have cheated and taken a quick look at are really enjoyable and helpful. I will try to integrate reading these chapters with my normal daily spiritual practices. I will certainly recommend this to others." ~ Fr. Peter Farrington, British Orthodox Fellowship


AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY:

REV. FR. JOHN-BRIAN PAPROCK

Born in Mexico City, Rev. Fr. John-Brian Paprock has lived in the U.S. all of his life, from coast to coast. He studied at Columbia University and other fine institutions of higher learning, eventually getting a Master of Theology degree in Comparative Theology from Trinity College. He has been certified as a pastoral counselor. He has been awarded several honorary degrees as well. Ordained to the Orthodox priesthood in 1987, he joined the Mission Society of St Gregorios of India under the leadership of Metropolitan Thomas Mar Makarios – of blessed memory – in 2001.

Rev. Fr. John-Brian serves as vicar of Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission, which is multi-ethnic and multi-lingual Oriental Orthodox Christian Chapel in Madison, Wisconsin. He also serves as a chaplain locally at University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics and at HospiceCare Inc. He has led workshops, seminars and retreats on various religious and spiritual topics, including Eastern Christian meditation. He is a published journalist, photographer, shown artist and author of several books, including “Neighbors, Strangers and Everyone Else” and “Living in the Eighth Day.”

Rev. Fr. John-Brian is the founder of Interfaith Awareness Week and has been active in local ecumenical and interfaith activities since 1988. He has received several awards for his community and volunteer efforts over the years, including Middleton’s “Good Neighbor Award” in 2008. He is married to Teresa and has a son, Christopher.


MEDIA CONTACT:

Rev. Fr. John-Brian Paprock, frjohnbrian@gmail.com

608-242-4244, 608-836-6778


SPECIAL OFFER

Pre-order “Neighbors, Strangers and Everyone Else” at a special price of $10 per book (+ $5 shipping/handling for priority mail) – only one advance order per customer please. Act now and add “Living in the Eighth Day” for $10 each and get no further shipping handling charge. This offer is good through December 2009. Make checks out to "Holy Transfiguration"

Holy Transfiguration Publications

P. O. Box 5207, Madison, Wisconsin 53705
To order the download (or after this offer expires)

The books are also available through Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble and other fine book sellers on internet and worldwide. A copy of the book has been sent Google for indexing and will be available at books.google.com in about 8 weeks.


1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super Nice. Congratulations!
Lot's of Love,
dara

12:18 PM  

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