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Very Good Book- not hagiographic
on December 8, 2004
This book, written by Fr. Seraphim's niece, is a fine journalistic biography of the great American apostle of Orthodoxy. It ought to be read as an example of how worldly people understand his life, but only a partial view (that why I give it four out of five stars). It's loving, and unflinchingly truthful from the perspective of the author. The caveat is that it reads like a biography of a Christian by a non-Christian. In other words, there are big gaps in understanding. It's worth having, but also read (and have) Fr. Damascene's biography, "Fr. Seraphim Rose" as well in order to get a full picture of this saintly man. "Blessed Father Seraphim, pray for us!"