January 27, 2010

A Prodigal Saint: Father John of Kronstadt

Just Finished reading this book. It is an academic (Non-Hagiographa) look at the life of Saint John of Kronstadt and late Imperial Russia. I was concerned that this book might have been overly critical of Saint John and was hesitant to read it. However, it is very well balalanced and showed glimpses into this Saint's life and the times that he lived. Very interisting read and it has given me even more appreciation for this saint that I already highly revered.

Product Description:
A portrait of the life of Father John of Kronstadt, a priest in tsarist Russia, venerated in his lifetime and later elevated to sainthood. It draws on documents from the Russian archives, thousands of letters he received from his followers and police reports on the sect that formed around him.

No comments: