Book Recommendations: Church Fathers — Cheap Kindle Books

Following the advice of C.S. Lewis, it is needful to read the original sources of writing and often it is easier than “some dreary modern book ten times as long, all about ‘isms’ and influences and only once in twelve pages” saying what the original writer actually said.

There are many cheap Kindle books with writings of the church fathers which can be read not just on a Kindle but on your computer or on your phone or tablet with a free Android app or iPhone app. Most of these are only 99 cents and at most just a dollar or two more.

Book Complete Church Father Series

Church Father Collection

The Complete Ante-Nicene & Nicene and Post-Nicene Church Fathers Collection: 3 Series, 37 Volumes, 65 Authors, 1,000 Books, 18,000 Chapters, 16 Million Words — All of this for less than the price of the average Starbucks drinks!

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  • The Apostolic Constitutions — By tradition this is the work of the Twelve Apostles, whose instructions, whether given by them as individuals or as a body, are supposed to be gathered and handed down by the compiler, Clement of Rome
  • The Didache — Teaching of the Lord to the Gentiles (or Nations) by the Twelve Apostles and is mentioned in Eusibius Church History.

St. Athanasius

St. Basil the Great

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St. Benedict

  • The Rule of St. Benedict — Born around 470 AD, while this saint is known as the Father of Western Monastism and as a prominent role in the Latin Church, he is thoroughly a saint in the Orthodox Church.
Clement of Rome

St. Clement of Rome

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St. Cyril of Alexandria

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St. Cyril of Jerusalem


St. Dionysius the Areopagite

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St. Ephraim the Syrian

Eusebius of Caesarea

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St. Gregory the Great

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St. Gregory of Nazianzus aka St. Gregory the Theologian

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St. Gregory of Nyssa

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St. Irenaeus

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St. Isaac the Syrian

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St. John Chrysostom

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St. John of Damascus

St. Leo the Great

Book Fifty Spiritual Homilies Macarius the Great

St. Macarius


St. Polycarp

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St. Seraphim of Sarov