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The Way of a Pilgrim & The Pilgrim continues His Way - Spiritual Classics From Russia [Paperback]

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2 Oct 1999
This enduring work of Russian spirituality has charmed countless people with its tale of a nineteenth-century peasant's quest for the secret of prayer. Readers follow this anonymous pilgrim as he treks over the Steppes in search of the answer to the one compelling question: How does one pray constantly? Through his journeys, and under the tutelage of a spiritual father, he becomes gradually more open to the promptings of God, and sees joy and plenty wherever he goes. Ultimately, he discovers the different meanings and methods of prayer as he travels to his ultimate destination, Jerusalem.

The Way of a Pilgrim is a humble story ripe for renewed appreciation today. The recent changes in Russia have revealed the great religious traditions of that land, and this work, freshly translated for modern times, is among the finest examples of those centuries-old traditions.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell; New edition edition (2 Oct 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385468148
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385468145
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 13.5 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By the grace of God I am a Christian, by my deeds a great sinner, and by my calling a homeless wanderer of humblest origin, roaming from place to place. Read the first page
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A simple text with profound insight. 9 Jun 1998
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A wonderful Zen proverb says that "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear." This highly readable account of a Russian peasant in search of pure prayer crossed my path at just the right time. We readers follow the peasant's journey after he hears St. Paul's exhortation to "pray without ceasing." Through monastery and village, through rain and warmth, he follows that hunger that we all feel for a purposeful life, for a deeper awareness of the Divine in our mundane lives. The Way of a Pilgrim mustn't be read only once, but savored and mined with re-reads. The book offers a glimpse through one doorway that leads to a new life -- The Jesus Prayer.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book has it all. 9 Mar 1998
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This book gives the entertaining tale of a pilgrim who wanted to know how one can pray ceaslessly as the Bible says. He is led to the "Jesus Prayer." The book tells of his travels through Russia. It is very entertaining. But this book is much more than that. The latter part of the book gives a dialouge between the pilgrim, a priest and a monk. The priest and the monk tell the pilgrim, that one need only pray and nothing else. Prayer alone will help and direct a person on the right path. They then show him how to pray the Jesus Prayer. In this little book is a complete course in theology. Why? Because by prayer alone one can find all knowledge and wisdom from God. Without a doubt, this book belongs in the top five of the greatest religious books ever written. This edition of the book, gives very good instructions on how to pray the Jesus Prayer, which is an easy prayer to do.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Read slowly and digest 7 April 2010
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There is a huge amount in this book, you really need to read it slowly to digest what it has to say. Bear in mind that it is a translation and that it is getting on a bit, and the phraseology doesn't seem to flow as well as it should (hence the 4* rating). I would certainly be quite interested to see a more modern translation to see how they compare.

That said, this is a wonderful change from the "self help" school of Christian writing - ("how to fix your life in a 2 easy stages by giving us your money...") This book is far more worthwhile than much of the output of the Christian literature industry. Well worth your consideration.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A God-Centered Life 12 April 2002
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This book describes the adventures of a nineteenth-century peasant who spends much of his God-centered life wandering around Russia. It is an inspirational story about the value of praying which is sure to enrich one's Christian walk.
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5.0 out of 5 stars inspirational 16 Mar 2014
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An easy to read book on constant prayer presented a daily challenge. What a blessing to have discovered this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming! 14 Mar 2014
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A spiritual book which becomes your friend - to be treasured! Keep it, read it, lend it!! It will enable you to see life in a different way than ever before.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoying! 1 Mar 2014
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I am really enjoying this book, and can relate to the Pilgrim as a recent convert.

Highly recommended.

Yours in Christ,
Tamara
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The Way of a Pilgrim is a beautiful narration of striving for God and spiritual purity written with delightful simplicity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent!
Published 8 days ago by jo scully
5.0 out of 5 stars ... Russia learning about the techniques of prayer from the great old...
This 19th century classic is about a peasant wandering through Russia learning about the techniques of prayer from the great old men, the elders, the sages. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Kappa
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book over 30 years ago and wanted to ...
Read this book over 30 years ago and wanted to read it agiain.... if you wasn't to relax
Pray, ,meditate ... take time for yourself... this os great
Published 1 month ago by el
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
An uplifting and rewarding spiritual exploration.
Published 1 month ago by Urban
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
It is a wonderfull book.The pilgrim's story is very amazing and the journey to his heart is the essence.I recomand to everyone
Published 9 months ago by cristian
5.0 out of 5 stars Great spiritual classic
Orthodoxy offers in this great spiritual classic a method of prayer which is both very simple and also very profound.
Published 16 months ago by Tricia Brook
5.0 out of 5 stars Eastern Orthodoxy
A wonderful introduction into The Philokalia and Orthodoxy.

I bought the kindle version but now also considering purchasing the printed book as well.
Published 16 months ago by Mr. M. P. Hoadley
5.0 out of 5 stars It is a life changing story for the people that believe in Christ the...
I loved reading this book, I would recommend it to my family and friends. It's very pleasant to read this story and the language used is very beautifully presented.
Published 21 months ago by Pelagia Eleftheriades
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