Top Ten Spiritual Books.
About the book: a deep, serious and at the same time accessible conversation for a contemporary – about Divine providence, about the will of the Creator, about the participation of God in the life of each individual person.
Saint John Chrysostom. Letters to the Olympics.
About the author: Archbishop of Constantinople, renowned theologian. Honored by the Orthodox Church as one of the three Ecumenical hierarchs and teachers.
About the book: letters to a noble lady touch upon issues that are urgent for today – how to remain faithful to Christ when tempted by wealth and comfort.
On the purpose of the Christian life. Conversation of the Monk Seraphim of Sarov with the landowner N.A.Motovilov.
About the author: N.A.Motovilov (1809-1879) – the Simbirsk and Arzamas landowner, the first biographer of the Monk Seraphim of Sarov.
About the book: a description of a conversation with Father Seraphim (as believers like to call him), which happened in November 1831.
Saint Theophan the Recluse. What is spiritual life and how to tune in to it.
About the author: Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, theologian and preacher (1815-1894), one of the most authoritative Russian writers of the 19th century.
About the book: collection of letters of Saint Theophanes to his spiritual children.
Pushkin A. S. «Captain’s daughter»
About the author: Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) – the founder of the new Russian literature.
About the book: a story dedicated to the events of the Peasant War of 1773-1775. under the leadership of Emelyan Pugachev. One of the best monuments to Christian values - love, dignity and honor.
Turgenev I. S. «Living relics»
About the author: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883) – Russian realist writer, poet, publicist, playwright.
the book: a story from the cycle «Hunter’s Notes» (1874). The main character, the weak Lukerya, is an example of genuine righteousness, humility and joy of life..
Chekhov A. P. «Steppe. The story of one trip»
About the author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) – Russian writer and playwright.
About the book: the main character of the story (1888), the boy Yegorushka, discovers the beauty of God’s world through acquaintance with nature and different people.
Holy Righteous John of Kronstadt. Truth about God, about the Church, about the world and about the human soul.
About the author: John of Kronstadt (1829-1909) – rector of St.Andrew’s Cathedral in Kronstadt.
About the book: articles and excerpts from the saint’s diary – answers to pressing questions.
Losev A. F. «I was 19 years old: Diaries, letters, prose»
About the author: Alexey Losev (1893-1988) – philosopher and philologist, secret monk of the Russian Orthodox Church.
About the book: confessions of a thinker who reveals himself in letters to his girlfriend.
Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov). «Unholy saints» and other stories.
About the author: Archimandrite Tikhon (born in 1958) – in placenickname of the Moscow Sretensky monastery.
About the book: surprisingly soulful, easy-to-read stories, mostly autobiographical.