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Everyday Saints and Other Stories Paperback – 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 490 pages
  • Publisher: Pokrov Publications; y First English language edition edition (2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984284834
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984284832
  • ASIN: B00CD531VA
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #394,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is after midnight, and tomorrow is work, and I am reading this amazing book and cannot put it down. The world so incredible, so tantalizing that coming back to reality is like a punishment. Why do I have this odd feeling as if I read this all a very long time ago and just forgot? And why is strange life of a monk does not seem strange at all whereas our own everyday reality is a bizarre, pointless encounter of a hamster in a wheel?
Opening and reading this book is truly a blessing. What blessings may come when I finish reading it?
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From the front cover photo of "Difficult Fr Nathanial" to the anecdotes about the spoiled Muscovite in western jeans who joyfully becomes a monk, each short chapter is a peak in to the paradise of the Pskov Caves Monastery. I plan to order a box of these books and give them out to my daughters' teachers, our neighbors and coaches and family members for Christmas.
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I first read a few chapters on the Sretensky Monastery web site and couldn't stop reading. This is not about 2000 or 100 years ago but about now. The people from these stories either lived during our lives and died recently or they still live now. We can all relate to them. This book is about God's revelation in the people's lives. And, it is about people who are looking for the Truth in life and who find this Truth (The Sun of Truth as orthodox call Christ). As you follow these stories you will notice how these lives change.
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I bought this book on the recommendation of a priest and I have not been disappointed! It is written/translated very well and describes various aspects of Orthodox spiritual practice while viewing its fruits as embodied in mostly current saints who live in Russia. It does a marvelous job of conveying why this ancient form of Christianity is so appealing to many disenchanted Catholics and Protestants. I particularly liked the stories about the late, famous Father John Krestiankin and his legacy as a spiritual father. The book is well printed and nicely illustrated. It is easy to see why it is a best-seller in Russia and I can't recommend it enough. Consider it the perfect Nativity, name's day, or Pascha gift.
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Yes, this book will get you up an hour before work just to read another short chapter. Some 30 years ago, five young successful, smart lads took a risk and became each a novice in an old style monastery. This book is their tale.

It's called "the not yet saints, saints book" with a monk on the cover wearing a smirk and peering under his glasses? Didn't anybody tell the Russian monk author and former film student Archimandrite Tikhon that Russian Orthodox clergy are supposed to pause and FROWN before the camera clicks away? And that's the fun here: you don't have to frown to read this book. Be you atheist or Orthodox, Protestant or Catholic, you'll laugh and sigh as you read here. Dozens of tales inspire.

Love the work of translator Julian Henry Lowenfeld who opens with a Pushkin quote: "Our hermit fathers and our nuns blessed and blameless/To let their hearts fly up in to the heavens nameless."

Well, Fr. Tikhon's work is flying; and, at the rate this book is buzzing off the shelves he won't be nameless long. Wait. There's more poetry. The translator evokes Rilke, who himself was fascinated by Russian Orthodoxy:

"You should not wait until God comes to you/And says: 'I am.'/A god whose strength is vouched for, proved,/Is senseless mad. /Yet you must know, though, that God blows through you/Since time began/And when your heart glows warm and remains true/He works His plan."

God will blow through you with this book as Fr. Tikhon tells the tale as a Russian man with his feet on the ground falling for God, falling for a severe monastic call, learning not to believe what the communists told him during his Cold War youth growing up in Russia.
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The Russian title of this book is "Unsaintly Saints", a title which is indicative of the subjects of this books. As the author of this book is careful to point out, no one described in this book is (or is likely to be) a canonized saint. Yet God works in and through them, despite their all too human foibles and weaknesses. Some of the stories are quite simple; others remarkable, and still others cautionary. As my priest says, this is hagiography (saint's biographies) for the 21st century.
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Everyday Saints is beautifully written work about several Russian Orthodox elders and ascetics, many of whom struggled against Soviet persecution of the Church. Typically, such a book might be written in a drier style, but this book is wonderfully written in the first person perspective by an author who witnessed all of the magnificent wonders described in the book.

Although the setting is contemporary, the spirituality and wisdom are ancient, leaving the reader with a real sense that holiness is possible today if we struggle to imitate Christ and fight against the world.

This is an instant spiritual classic that will be read for generations. Highly recommended.
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It is hard to describe the effect this book has on you. On the surface it is just a collection of stories by a modern-day Russian monk. But each story transforms you. You will be a different person by the time you finish the book.
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