Thomas Nelson Publishing Releases First-Ever Biography on Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople

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"Bartholomew: Apostle and Visionary" by John Chryssavgis is #1 New Release in Christian Orthodoxy on Amazon.com

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Bartholomew: Apostle and Visionary by John Chryssavgis

This book removes the veil of mystery from this joyful man of God who is anything but mysterious...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual head of the world’s 300 million Orthodox Christians for an unprecedented 25 years, continues to build bridges across all faiths and cultures from Constantinople (now known as Istanbul), a city of central importance to Christian history and the development of Christian doctrine.

A new biography set for release this month, the first ever on Bartholomew, paints a picture of a strong, humble leader who is well loved across a wide variety of political and religious boundaries.

With unfettered access to church files, Bartholomew’s personal notes, and the patriarch himself, author John Chryssavgis has woven together the incredible story of a man who has longed to serve God, the Church, and the world his entire life. This book removes the veil of mystery from this joyful man of God who is anything but mysterious, as evidenced by the heartfelt contributions to the book from friends including VP Joe Biden, Jane Goodall, Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict, former VP Al Gore, and ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos.

Patriarch Bartholomew has quietly made history by:

  •     Forging a close personal friendship with Pope Francis (who even wrote the foreword to the new biography about Bartholomew, a historic first for a Pope)
  •     Meeting extensively with every US President since Jimmy Carter and dozens of other world leaders and dignitaries seeking to help those who need help most, regardless of their faith
  •     Building bridges with other churches and religions to help with social issues, global peace, religious freedom, the environment, and more
  •     Working to rebuild St. Nicholas Church at Ground Zero in NYC, leveled by the September 11th terrorist attacks, for use as an inter-faith center available to everyone for prayer and reflection when visiting the site of the worst terrorist attack in US history

Author John Chryssavgis is available to discuss "Bartholomew: Apostle and Visionary." Schedule your time to talk with him about his unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at one of the most powerful religious leaders in the world.

Contact Allen Media Strategies Chris Centore at (215) 629-6362 or chris(at)allenmediastrategies(dot)com.

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