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This book, constructed from personal accounts of the lives he influenced and by those who knew him, reveals St Seraphim's profound insight into the soul. ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press (first published January 1st 1975)
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Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
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My Russian Orthodox grandfather recommended this book to me, and I'm glad that he did. So many books on saints in any tradition spend at least part of the book trying to convince the reader of what the saint meant by this action or that saying. This book largely avoids that and lets St. Seraphim's life speak for itself. Anyone interested in Christian Orthodoxy, or the lives of saints, should give this one a whirl. ...more
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Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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One of the first books I was given upon becoming an Orthodox inquirer. I re-read it every year or so. Always refreshing.
Marc Pearce
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A captivating narrative, chocked full of heart-warming stories which perfectly paint a picture of the genuine warmth and holiness of this saint. Lay aside all of your earthly cares, and dive into this one to see for yourself. Simply a fantastic read! Nothing more needs to be said.
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It's a good hagiography but it felt as if it was incomplete. ...more
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Light, Life, Love and warmth full this book or that life
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Chock full of wisdom, this biography gives a deeper insight into the life of a saint closer to our own time. A good one to read and reread.
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