Thursday, May 04, 2006

One Flew Over The Onion Dome

This is a new book by my friend, Fr. Joseph Huneycutt. I highly recommend it.

Click here to purchase a copy.

Converts to the Orthodox Church are sometimes stunned by the ethnic ghetto they seem to have landed in. Cradle Orthodox are no less amazed by these zealous sometimes apparently nutty converts. And priests seem to often not have a clue as to how to deal with the mixed blessing of newcomers. How on earth can we all understand each other? More importantly what can we learn from each other?

Now at last a NEW book that will bring us all together in love and understanding:

ONE FLEW OVER THE ONION DOME -- American Orthodox Converts, Retreads & Reverts Fr. Joseph David Huneycutt

“The Convert experience is full of surprises, not only for the pilgrims involved but for those who attempt to pastor and teach them. One Flew Over the Onion Dome tackles these challenges with up-front honesty, good humor, and steadfast faith.”

Frederica Mathewes-Green NPR commentator and author

This is a must read for Cradles who might need to re-appreciate the Truth, for Seekers who have found the way but must patiently walk it while waiting for that blessed life which is to come and especially for hierarchs under whose omophorions the Good Shepherd has led these sheep for pastoring and who will be called to account for their eternal well-being.

+ NATHANIEL, Archbishop of Detroit (OCA)


The Handicapped Convert

Convert Frustration

Who’s Converting to Orthodoxy and Why

Convert Baggage / Struggles

Convert Strengths

Convert Burnout

Culture Wars

“The Convert experience is full of surprises... One Flew tackles these challenges with up-front honesty, good humor, and steadfast faith.”

Frederica Mathewes-Green NPR commentator and author

“...The reader will find a reasoned explanation, formed through both personal experience and observation, that tells not only stories but provides a much needed guide for the clergy.”

The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, Dean St. Herman Seminary, Kodiak, Alaska

“Fr Joseph Huneycutt's book is reminiscent of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, in that it details the pitfalls, traps and snares that so easily entrap those who set out to travel the narrow Way... Thanks be to God he offers helpful pastoral counsel to those who must guide others in this difficult path.”

+ MARK, Bishop of Toledo and the Diocese of the Midwest (Antiochian)

"We have found the Pearl of Great Price," could be a subtitle to this gem, One Flew. It is a precious collection of heart-beats reflecting the various facets of the same pilgrimage that St Paul made when called by Christ... This is a must read for Cradles...”

+ NATHANIEL, Archbishop of Detroit (OCA)

“...A map for the new Convert... A helpful tool in diagnosing common convert ailments before they become spiritually terminal.”

Fr. John Whiteford, author of Sola Scriptura and a Priest of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

Fr. Joseph David Huneycutt, a Convert to Orthodox Christianity, has pastored Missions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. He is currently Associate Pastor of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Houston, Texas.