If I didn't have to, I think I would have read it straight through.
As a student of Father Mark Gruber O.S.B. at Saint Vincent College, I heard much about how he studied in Egypt for his doctoral dissertation.
This book is great if you enjoy stories regarding exotic lands and peoples, and an honest telling of their journey.
It's very hard to put down this book! If I didn't have to, I think I would have read it straight through. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mark
The monk Mark Gruber takes you to a trip into the
monastic life that is unknown to many including to many
monks in the West. Read more
Mark Gruber, a Roman Catholic monk, and anthropology student spends a year amongst the Coptic Orthodox Christians, capturing his experiences and thoughts in a journal. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Pierian
I usually pass on most 'religious' books to my friends and had planned to do so with this one, too, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it - I had to save it to read again!Published on August 26, 2010 by KB
This book about a Roman Catholic monk, Mark Gruber, and his extra-ordinary journey from the green fields of the U.S. to the deserts of Egypt is just breathtaking. Read morePublished on December 6, 2007 by Mr. Albert Osseily
The comtemplative monk is a baffling figure to Westerners, even to many Catholics, and moreover, most Westerners probably do not think very much of the Christians in Egypt, which... Read morePublished on April 3, 2006 by Gerald J. Nora
This memoir of the year that Fr. Gruber spent among the Coptic monasteries of Egypt is fascinating. Fr. Read morePublished on February 7, 2005 by Amazon Customer
I just finished this book and absolutely loved it. It thrills me to see someone who is not Coptic, slowly develop a deep since of your mindset and feelings. Read morePublished on December 29, 2004 by Cherub78
+Peace and grace
As a Coptic Orthodox Christian, I found this book an awesome read. It is rare to find a non-Copt who writes honestly, objectively and reverently of our church... Read more