- Paperback: 204 pages
- Publisher: Birth of the Theotokos Monastery Greece; 2nd English edition (2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9607070313
- ISBN-13: 978-9607070319
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,036,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Night in the Desert of the Holy Mountain: Discussion with a Hermit on the Jesus Prayer Paperback – Unabridged, 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
By the end, we indeed feel that we have spent a night in heaven. Mt. Athos is described as a regained Eden of beauty and divine silence. The thought that such a place, with such inhabitants, still exists in the world today moves me with awe at the grace of God.
One problem, though: the book is full of typos and formatting problems, which, while generally not obscuring the meaning of the text, can be distracting nonetheless. Sometimes it is unclear who is speaking. The phrase "Jesus Prayer" appears in quotes sometimes, sometimes not (I would say the quotes are unnecessary)- and, as you can imagine, they say "Jesus Prayer" a lot in this book! Punctuation is often missing or misplaced. There are many parts where the poetry of Saint Symeon or other Fathers is quoted, and the line-breaks are garbled. The publishers badly need to get some proofreaders on this book before they issue another edition.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this meditation several years back and it really pulls you into the contemplation. A wonderful, meditative read! Alas, I lost my copy but I will reorder this soon!Published 11 months ago by Zach
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Read morePublished on August 25, 2013 by anthony
This book is an excellent read for those who want to learn more about the Jesus prayer, how to do it and it's impact. Read morePublished on October 31, 2012 by Sia