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Books on Original Christianity
The Odes of Solomon for Awakening:
★★★★★ A Spiritual Feast
“Once again, Abbot George Burke demonstrates his extensive knowledge, abundant experience, and great insight in the writing of this wonderful book. The beauty and devotion of the Odes of Solomon is further enhanced and made more accessible by his “comfortable” style of writing combined with a practical wisdom and broad vision I have rarely encountered. My understanding of the Odes, used often in my daily devotional, has increased tremendously.”
“The “Odes” are a wonderful addition to the “for Awakening” series. Both Hierodeacon Simeon’s lovely translation and Abbot George’s deeply insightful commentary do great justice to this most ancient and exquisite work. It will rightfully hold an honored place in any seriously spiritual library…. Wonderful!”
The Unknown Lives of Jesus and Mary:
“Stirring stories of the spiritual qualities of Mother Mary’s parents, Jesus performing miracles while still in His swaddling clothes, the inspiring faith of Saint Joseph in supporting Mary and Jesus, and my favorite chapter, The Ladakh Manuscript of the ‘Lost Years’ of Jesus in India, Pakistan and the Himalayas. A tough one to put down once you start reading.”
–Dr. William Cunningham
Books on Meditation and Yoga
The Bhagavad Gita for Awakening: “[Abbot George] Burke enthusiastically explores the story as a means for knowing oneself, the cosmos, and one’s calling within it. His plainspoken insights often distill complex lessons with simplicity and sagacity. Those with a deep interest in the Gita will find much wisdom here.” –Publisher’s Weekly
The Unknown Lives of Jesus and Mary: “Stirring stories of the spiritual qualities of Mother Mary’s parents, Jesus performing miracles while still in His swaddling clothes, the inspiring faith of Saint Joseph in supporting Mary and Jesus, and my favorite chapter, The Ladakh Manuscript of the ‘Lost Years’ of Jesus in India, Pakistan and the Himalayas. A tough one to put down once you start reading.” –Dr. William Cunningham
Satsang with the Abbot: “This is yet another very insightful, thought-provoking and well-founded book by Abbot George, which covers an extremely wide range of topics… a work worthy of reflective study!” –Br. Julian-Ozana
The Dhammapada for Awakening: The writing is well crafted and stocked with anecdotes, humor, literary references and beautiful quotes from the Buddha. I found it to be entertaining as well as illuminating and have come to consider it a guide to daily living. –Reverend Gerry Nangle
The Dharma for Awakening Collection
More on the Dharma for Awakening Collection
The endless spiritual treasures of these essential scriptures have been mined by saints, scholars, and devotees throughout the ages. Through a unique combination of exhaustive study and scholarship, and insight and wisdom gleaned from personal experience, Abbot George Burke’s commentaries offer new gems that will enrich all true seekers.