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The Way of a Pilgrim and The Pilgrim Continues His Way Paperback – June 17, 1985
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The story takes place in Russia in the nineteenth century. Our pilgrim is a man who has lost his family and his home, is slightly disabled, and who is burning with a passion for God. He hears a sermon on the necessity of constant prayer, and in his eagerness to find out how this is possible, sets out on a journey across Russia to meet with any spiritual advisor who can instruct him. One of these holy fathers introduces him to the Philokalia and the Prayer of the Heart. In passing along the instruction, however, the pilgrim is really teaching us, the readers. This book is filled with sound teaching, but, unlike other books on spirituality/theology, it does not tell us what to do, but rather lets the pilgrim, through narrative and dialogue, tell what he himself did. The instruction unfolds along with the story, touching the reader's heart and soul in the process.
If you read this and would like to pursue the Prayer of the Heart, you might also want to read another very simple book called "Living the Jesus Prayer," by Irma Zaleski. Those two books, plus the Gospel, will get you through your whole life and beyond, and it will be a journey of joy and peace, and a direct experience of Omnipresence.
I have been taught about this kind of prayer of Jesus. But after I read this book I get a deep insight of this prayer.
I think the writer maybe get a help from God to write this book.
The way the writer wrote this book is enjoyable, like friend talk to his friend. The writer is very simple person, you can see from how he respond to his daily life. And I am very moved seeing the people he met. they was kind person and warm. The society where I live now, is very different with that, here is cold, not like to talk to person the don`t know, busy with their own problem.
And now, I`m trying to practice this method of prayer.
For people want to know how to pray, or have problem in your life, it is a gooood boook.
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After reading this book my preconceptions of Russian Orthodoxy were catapulted. I bought copies of books the author of The Way of The Pilgrim referred to, picked up some prayer... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brian D. Moore
I loved this book. I found it through the book open heart open mind by Thomas Keating. If you like these kinds of books I would recommend Brother Lawrence's the practice of the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sam McMillen
I enjoyed the book, and found it enriching. It was very involved so I read it slowly. Great story from the 1800's and many lessons learned from it, especially patience and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cubie
This is an amazing book. I am so glad to have purchased it for my kindle.Very enlightening and educational read about the spiritual life and how to really pray.Published 5 months ago by Bernadette
A true classic of spirituality, especially in these times of materialism, greed, deception and apostasy in all of it's many forms. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Cheri J. Oatsdean