New Book: Blueprints for the Little Church

I am very excited to announce that my book with Caleb Shoemaker, Blueprints for the Little Church: Creating an Orthodox Home, is now at the printers, and available for pre-order at the Ancient Faith Store!

From Melissa Tsongranis, Associate Director of the Center for Family Care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America:

This book is a much-needed resource for families looking to instill the ethos of the Church in the home. It is full of practical information, giving thoughtful ideas of ways to live out our faith daily. The true value of Blueprints for the Little Church is that it doesn’t just give one example of implementation, but presents numerous options within the Orthodox Christian tradition. This book will be of great help to families just building up their little church as well as those that need to do some ‘remodeling.’


Blueprint for the Little Church Final Front Cover (1)


Elissa Bjeletich

About Elissa Bjeletich

Elissa Bjeletich hosts three popular Ancient Faith Radio podcasts: Raising Saints, Everyday Orthodox, and together with Kristina Wenger, Tending the Garden of Our Hearts. She is the co-author of Blueprints for the Little Church: Creating an Orthodox Home and author of Welcoming the Christ Child: Family Readings for the Nativity Lent, and In God’s Hands: A Mother’s Journey through Her Infant’s Critical Illness. She serves as the Sunday school director at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. Elissa lives near Austin, Texas, with her husband, Marko, and their five daughters. You'll find more information on her website:


    1. It will also be released as an ebook! I have it on good authority that the ebook is looking very good… 🙂 I expect that it will show up on the Ancient Faith website by the middle of the month.

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