We have been giving hugely successful webinars on the first Saturday of every month — register here for the next one!
I delivered my first “Sinner” webinar on April 4, 2020 and heard great things from my audience! Since then I also solicited ideas on the next webinar, and the most votes came in for: Other people’s sin. A priest friend of mine said that when he hears confessions it’s very common for people to “confess” …
Saturday April 4, 11AM-12:30PM (EDT), and you can sign up here!
You all have bought so many copies of How to Be a Sinner that its first print run sold out in less than a year! The book is now back in the stores with a second printing, and we took the opportunity to correct several typos and other embarrassing faults. So, I guess that means …
Now available from SVS Press.
This excellent book …offers an understanding of human sinfulness that is both demanding and hopeful, and helps us rediscover the tools of proper self-knowledge before God.
— Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury
Psychopathology and sinfulness have much in common. Bouteneff brings fresh air to the exploration of the ways of being embodied in both, finding a healthy place for the imperfect human within Church Tradition. A welcome, clear, beautifully written and timely work.
— Lila J. Kalinich, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University
Written accessibly and sincerely, Peter Bouteneff’s little book offers the (post-)modern-day reader many helpful insights on—and practical nudges towards—embracing the Church’s oft-misunderstood language of “sin” and “repentance.”
— Sister Vassa Larin, host of “Coffee with Sister Vassa”
Sin is not guilt nor a mental condition. It is a deep wound in our very being. Peter Bouteneff offers some very straightforward and extremely helpful explanations that will take the reader into a place of self-awareness and honesty, making possible the beginning of repentance.
— Fr Stephen Freeman, author of Everywhere Present: Christianity in a One-Storey Universe
We call ourselves “sinners” in much of our church life. Yet the sinner identity—when done right—brings peace of mind, a clear conscience, and love for others. Addressing topics like guilt, shame, and self-care, this compassionate guide will help you reflect on your life in surrender to God’s mercy. Written by an internationally recognized professor of Orthodox theology, this book will speak to you wherever you find yourself.