Book review: A Prodigal Saint: Father John of Kronstadt

prodigal-saintA Prodigal Saint:
Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People

by Nadieszda Kizenko


A Prodigal Saint: Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People is a very thorough presentation. This is not a hagiography, but a scholarly biography, as unbiased as possible, based on many contemporary documents, including letters received by the saint. Each chapter is nicely summarized in the last paragraphs of each section.

The strength of the book is how it situates John (1829-1908) in the context of his time, his country and his people, as is highlighted in the title itself.


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Review: This is My Beloved Son: The Transfiguration

This is my Beloved SonThis is My Beloved Son:
The Transfiguration of Christ

Andreas Andreopoulos

Paperback, 142 pages
Published March 1st 2012,
by Paraclete Press
ISBN: 978-1557256560
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I admit this is not the perfect liturgical time to review this book: we just celebrated the Nativity, and we celebrate the Holy Transfiguration on August 6.  But as some of you know, this is my most favorite Christian feast, and I often read about it.

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