I first learned of this book when I read Salinger's "Franny & Zooey" back in high school (a long time ago!). In the "Franny" portion, you will recall that she repeats a prayer over and over and consults a little book. At the time, I asked my lit teacher what the book was and was told it didn't exist .. it was just part of the story. Many, many years later, I heard about the Way of the Pilgrim, and putting 2 and 2 together, realized that this is what Salinger referred to. I then read Way of the Pilgrim, just to see the literary reference, and instead found a beautiful book that renewed my spiritual life. This is a simple story of a 19th century Russian wanderer, his attempts to follow St. Paul's admonition to pray without ceasing. This is a marvelous story. I recommend it without hesitation to any person who wants to grow spiritually. --Margaret Pearland --Library Journal
A profound and beautiful example of a journey toward--rather than away from--[the] self. --Minneapolis Tribune
A true classic of Orthodox spirituality on the origin and practice of the Jesus Prayer. --Gnosis
About the Author
The translator R.M. French was born in England in 1883 and has produced the most popular translation of this tale of the adventures of the anonymous pilgrim.