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Where Love Is There God Is Also

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Written by one of the world's most famous and beloved storytellers, this attractively packaged book includes three tales: Where Love Is, There God Is Also, The Hermits, and What Men Live By.
Tolstoy is best known for his classic works, War and Peace and Anna Karenina.
Paperback, 24 pages
Published November 30th 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published April 10th 1885)
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Oziel Bispo
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Martin era   um velho e bondoso sapateiro, adorado por todos mas que esconde dentro de si uma enorme ferida ,que o faz ser um homem triste e desanimado de viver. Ele não saia de casa, ele conhecia a todos os moradores de  sua vila pelas botas que eles usavam a qual ela via pela pequena janela do seu estabelecimento.Há muito tempo atrás sua esposa tinha morrido, tendo deixado um bebê recém nascido para ele cuidar. Martin cuidou de seu filho com todo o amor e carinho , mas Este também veio a falec ...more
Dhanaraj Rajan
Thanks to Aldiko.

This is my second attempt to familiarize myself with Kindle type books. For experiments, I always choose shorter ones. This is a short story spreading over some 19 pages. I read it in one sitting. I liked the story.

About the Story:

It is a simple parable that explains the meaning of our life here on earth. The world view adapted by Tolstoy is Christian.

We are created. And life is a gift from God. This gift is not for one's selfish enjoyment. One has to live it to the full by liv
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KurdishBookworm
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't comment on Tolstoy's books, just amazing.
Ken Moten
Nov 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who keep telling that damn "flood parable."
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.

There is an old parable often told and I will give you the most abridged summary of it I can: "A man is trapped on his house during a flood and the water is rising. He ask God to help him and after numerous attempts by people to rescue him by boat and helicopter fail (because he is assured God will come and rescue him) he dies. He goes to heaven and ask why God did not come down and save him and God says, "I sent you boats AND a helicopter, what did you think
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Lisa N
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“The world moves, not by our skill, but by God’s will….You are in despair because you wish to live for your own happiness.”

Classic tale of shoemaker Martin Avdeith who has a dream in which Christ tells him He will come visit him the next day. While waiting for a visit from Christ, Martin helps 3 others instead. At the end of the day, he is wondering why the Savior did not come. Martin realizes that the Savior really had come to him that day and he had received Him, as he reads: “Inasmuch as ye h
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Asri Pandanwangi
Feb 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A universal spiritual story that must be read by any body. It's a very touched simple story. The beautiful spiritual intimacy between God and man. I always love the way Tolstoy wrote his stories which always contain of social, moral, religious, and spiritual issues. His works are not only wonderful but also meaningful and timeless. Indeed Tolstoy is not only one of the world's greatest novelists, he is also a moral philosopher.
Kennedy Ifeh
Dec 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tolstoy espoused on the lessons of Matthew 25:40. The lessons of this short story are a guide to how we ought to live our lives. A life lived for one’s own happiness is not worth living.
In the story, Martin Avdyeeich, the cobbler, had a dream wherein he heard the voice of Christ that He will come and visit him. Martin then had three strange experiences in which he came face to face with needy people. He helped them. He waited in his shop until late hours and Christ never visited. Then he stumble
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mirela Darau
beautiful, inspiring, soothing, with a simple but clear message. my favourite exerpts are from the first and the last one:

"Martin, du redest toricht, wir haben kein Recht uns uber Gottes taten ein Urteil zu erlauben. Der Mensch denkt, und Gott lenkt. Deinem Sohn hat Gott bestimmt zu sterben - dir aber zu leben. Also muss es so richtig sein. Wenn du aber darum verzweifelt bist, so kommt das daher, weil du nur zu deiner eigenen Freude leben mochtest." Wo die Liebe ist, da ist auch Gott

"den Mensch
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Meredith Hardy
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed these short stories. I always enjoy a different perspective on God that is not technically scripture. A going quick read that will remind you boldly how we should be more like Christ.
Eric
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite short stories of all time.
Mindy Cheah
Dec 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely a book for religious Christians. Tolstoy's "Where Love is there is God Also" is a short story about an impoverished cobbler who is old and without children or a wife in czarist Russia. One day, he receives a visit from a traveling priest he used to know who wishes to have his leather bound Bible repaired. As they talk, the cobbler admits that he has become estranged from God since the death of his young son. The priest speaks words of encouragement and promises to pray for the ...more
Lillian Bittle
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Matthew 25:35-40 English Standard Version (ESV)

35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you
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Trelesa
Apr 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three parables/stories, each with a lesson for Christ-like behavior. The stories are: "Where Love Is, There God Is Also", "The Three Hermits", & "What Men Live By".

Great quote:
"I have learned that God does not wish men to live each for himself, and therefore He has not revealed to them what they each need for themselves, but He wishes them to live in union, and therefore He has revealed to them what is necessary for each and for all together."
Hans
Nov 16, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who love love.
My fist Tolstoy book. I hope to read many more. This was a short-story and it was simple and beautiful. This book does better at capturing the "true" essence of Christianity than most religious texts.
BELIEVESINMIRACLES
An absolutely beautiful and moving short story of an elderly man who expects Christ as a visitor after reading a fair amount of the NT, but instead finds that his visitor comes by his kindness and generosity to those less fortunate.

I loved every word of it. A+++++++
Yasemin Şahin
Apr 28, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: deneme
Tanrı oradadır!
Alejandra
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: university
What a sweet story!
Shokufeh شکوفه  Kavani کاوانی
I hope so as I have been hurt by love , constantly...does it mean that God has hurt me ?.........what is your answer , my beloved Tolstoy ?
Büşra Topcu
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sevgi Neredeyse Tanrı Oradadır #starkyorumluyor
Sevgi Neredeyse Tanrı Oradadır, Tolstoy’un öykülerinden oluşan muhteşem bir kitap. Kitapta 7 öykü bulunuyor. İlk öykü; Sevgi Neredeyse Tanrı Oradadır. Benim bu kitaptaki en sevdiğim öykü ve çok güzel dersler verilen bir öykü. Öykülerin ortak noktası inanç. Tolstoy, öykülerinde daima Tanrı’ya olan inancı, iyiliğin ve kötülüğün geri dönüşümlü kavramlar olduğunu anlatmış. Dönemin yaşam tarzı, zengin ile fakir arasındaki sınıf farkının getirileri, dönem
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Tracey
A beautiful story at any time of the year but especially appropriate to read at Christmas. An old shoemaker, Martin Avdeitch, has seemingly lost all and wishes only to be allowed to die. As the story progresses he learns valuable, eternal truths.
The message is clear;
"As to your own despair-that comes because you wish to live for your own happiness."

So what to do; to live to serve God.
Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it
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Charles
Tolstoy preaches the Gospel

There are some who might consider this story trite and contrived, but as a man of faith, I found it inspiring. It is doubtful Tolstoy will convert anyone with this tale, but believers will enjoy the story of a man who puts his faith in action. This is not a conversion story but a parable of the finest order.
Yusuf Şirinkan
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: okundu
Tolstoy, sevgi temasını okuyucunun gözüne sokmadan kendi çıkarımları ile anlaması için güzel ve akıcı bir üslup kullanmış, sade ve anlaşılır bir dil ile yazılan kitap 7 hikayeden oluşuyor. davranışlarımızın beslendiği karakterimizin aslında ne kadar güzellikler barındırdığını bir kez daha bu öyküler sayesinde görüyoruz.
Aslynn
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolute page-turner!

This short read was one that I simply could not put down once I had started it. I wasn't expecting it to be so good, but it is truly a classic. I highly recommend it.
Bermal
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-fiction
First thing i read by tolstoy and i loved it. Just amazing and you don’t need to be christian/religious to enjoy these short stories in this book. It almost felt like reading a fairy tale. Looking forward to read more short stories by him. His thick books still intimidate me too much
Lisa
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I know that it says that there is not a Kindle edition, but I read it on Kindle.

This is a charming short story that can be easily be added to any list of "things to read at Christmas." Where is Jesus Christ likely to be seen?
Issa
Dec 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A religious story about forgiveness. It is based on a quotation from the Bible.
Gina Johnson
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first thing I’ve ever read by Tolstoy but it makes me want to read more. It was a beautiful short story about loving the “least of these”.
Marla Fallon
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book will always be my favor.But the second story "Polikushka" made me shit and suffered a psychological trauma !!!
Cem Yüksel
Kader, insan,iyilik üzerine Tolstoy öyküleri.
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Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой; commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries) was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider To ...more
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