A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Serbian Book World

SerbianBookWorld.com is your quick stop to buying Serbian books and educational games in the USA.

Following your needs and wants, we started the website. Thank you for that.

Our mission:

To satisfy the need for Serbian books and educational games in the USA nurturing the Serbian culture far away from Serbia.

We are currently limited to the importation of products from Serbia, but we do cater to not only people from other former Yugoslavian countries but from all over the world as well.

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'Dereta', a prominent book publishing company from Serbia, is our exclusive partner. Their thirty year experience in the book publishing industry will undoubtedly contribute to our professionalism and customer service. Our online bookstore offers thousands of books from Serbian authors, as well as their English translated versions, and worldwide bestsellers translated into Serbian. Our warehouse in Chicago holds various genres including world classics, Serbian literature, science books, children books, educational games, and many others. Our standards are high, therefore if there is a book that you want, and we don't have it online, we would be more than happy to take your special order, and deliver the books to you at an affordable price as soon as possible.

We were creative and decided to challenge ourselves by not only starting an online bookstore but also to try to unite Serbian people in the USA through books. Therefore, we started first Serbian Book Club in the USA and SerbKidsStoryTime.

Goals of our Book Clubs:

  • Promote and nurture Serbian culture.
  • Gather book lovers on a monthly basis to discuss the best invention of the 15th century-books, while socializing & enjoying Serbian coffee/wine.
  • Publish book news.
  • Serves as a platform where book lovers can connect, exchange their book reviews, and suggest books to each other.
  • Connect our children and familiarize them with the traditional Serbian "bajke", and at the same time help them improve their Serbian.

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Ivan Ciric

Professor of neurosurgery at the University of Chicago Medical School

Ivan S. Ciric was born on December 15, 1933 in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Ciric grew up in Sremski Karlovci. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Belgrade and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cologne, Germany. Dr. Ciric trained under Professor Wilhelm Tonnis at the University of Cologne from 1961 to 1963 and under Dr. Paul Bucy at Northwestern University Medical School from 1963 to 1967. That year he received additional training in stereotactic surgery under Dr. Claude Bertrand and in pituitary surgery under Dr. Jules Hardy at the Notre Dame Hospital in Montreal. Dr. Ciric is Professor of Neurosurgery at Northwestern University Medical School, Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery and Chief of the Neurosurgery Service at the Evanston Hospital where he holds the Bennett - Tarkington Chair of Neurosurgery.

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On Divine Philanthropy

From Plato to John Chrysostom

by Bishop Danilo Krstic

This book describes the use of the notion of divine philanthropy from its first appearance in Aeschylos and Plato to the highly polyvalent use of it by John Chrysostom. Each page is marked by meticulous scholarship and great insight, lucidity of thought and expression. Bishop Danilo’s principal methodology in examining Chrysostom is a philological analysis of his works in order to grasp all the semantic shades of the concept of philanthropia throughout his vast literary output. The author overviews the observable development of the concept of philanthropia in a research that encompasses nearly seven centuries of literary sources. Peculiar theological connotations are studied in the uses of divine philanthropia both in the classical development from Aeschylos via Plutarch down to Libanius, Themistius of Byzantium and the Emperor Julian, as well as in the biblical development, especially from Philo and the New Testament through Origen and the Cappadocians to Chrysostom.

With this book, the author invites us to re-read Chrysostom’s golden pages on the ineffable philanthropy of God. "There is a modern ring in Chrysostom’s attempt to prove that we are loved—no matter who and where we are—and even infinitely loved, since our Friend and Lover is the infinite Triune God."

The victory of Chrysostom’s use of philanthropia meant the affirmation of ecclesial culture even at the level of Graeco-Roman culture. May we witness the same reality today in the modern techno-scientific world in which we live.