The Way of a Pilgrim is the timeless account of an anonymous wanderer who set out on a journey across nineteenth-century Russia with nothing but a backpack, some bread, and a Bible, with a burning desire to learn the true meaning of the words of St. Paul: "Pray without ceasing."
In this completely accessible new abridgment, all the terms and references are explained for you-with intriguing insights into aspects of the text that are often not available to the general reader.
||Andrew Harvey is the author of many critically acclaimed books, including Son of Man. His memoir A Journey in Ladakh was praised as "one of the best books available on the Western experience of Tibetan spiritual life." His just-published memoir Sun at Midnight was praised by Deepak Chopra, who said, "for those who have gone through the dark night of the soul and for those seeking a genuine understanding of spirituality, this is a very inspiring story." Harvey is also the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Born in India, he was the youngest person ever awarded a fellowship to All Souls College, Oxford. He has devoted the past thirty years of his life to study and experiencing the world's spiritual traditions and is widely recognized as one of our greatest communicators of mysticism and contemplative living today.
Gleb Pokrovsky is a graduate of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, New York. He lives in Boston.
The pilgrim's is a way of great simplicity. Even so, some guidance is necessary to understand it. Now, for the first time in English, comes a truly useful version of the beloved classic of Russian spirituality-one that allows us to actually follow the pilgrim on his way.
- Clark Strand, author of The Wooden Bowl: Simple Meditations for Everyday Life
A famous 19th-century Russian spirituality text finds new expression.
- Publishers Weekly
I will be recommending this new translation to those interested in learning about the Jesus prayer. Thanks to the helpful annotations, it will be a most useful resource.
- Frederica Matthewes-Green, National Public Radio commentator, author of Facing Eastand At the Corner of East and Now: A Modern Life in Ancient Christian Orthodoxy