As I've read blogs, listened to radio shows, and read papers dealing with how the Orthodox teach about salvation, I have at times felt myself completely befuddled. I couldn't even recognize what was being described AS Orthodoxy!
A little book (but not little in price for its size!) that a friend recommended to me the other day I have found to be outstanding: "How Are We Saved? The Understanding of Salvation in the Orthodox Tradition" by His Grace Kallistos Ware.
It is written in a simple format and offers a fine summary of the Orthodox approach to salvation. I especially appreciated the section where he quotes another bishop who spoke of the relationship between justification and sanctification in terms of "saved from" and "saved for." It's worth the read, no matter what one's confessional persuasion. Another choice moment is when he quotes Luther, but notes that most Lutherans would disagree with Luther on the point he was citing (the famous: this life is not holiness but growth in holiness...).