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The word 'asceticism' often provokes images of men flogging themselves, sleeping in the cold with no blankets, wearing a hairshirt; basically engaging in extreme self-denial. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Darkhorse86
Every once in a while you discover a "pearl of great price" without knowing that you were even looking. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Clarke French
What a hidden little gem this book is. Though I'm Catholic, not Eastern Orthodox, I highly recommend it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by MDLION
I'm listing many books I purchased here on Amazon so others can see what's in my Orthodox library. I will come back in the future and rate each one separately. Read morePublished 12 months ago by ahiker4u
A precise, let's get to it presentation. Humbling for us non-ascetics, but a great guide towards spiritual improvement. Last chapters leave you with a "Yes, I can do it!"Published 19 months ago by EleniMou
Yes, it's a great book - but you do have to be serious about your spiritual life. The chapters are very short, maybe three pages each, but each packs a punch, and it's a... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mrs. Mutton
Great book for those who want to try and live like an Ascetic (Monks and Nuns). I don't recommend as a beginning book for Orthodox Christians unless they go through it with a... Read morePublished on November 27, 2013 by Stephanie
This was purchased for my husband. He has not read it yet. We received it promptly and the book was in great condition.Published on October 7, 2013 by lovennurse