This new hardback edition contains both contains both parts 1 and 2 in a single volume. A subject and a Scripture index have bben added. The book is smyth sewn and has a grosgrain ribbon bookmark. The English translation has been thoroughly revised and freshly typeset to make St John's own words more accessible to today's reader. The bite-sized reflections draw the reader in to the author's profound spiritual experience and love for Jesus Christ and the Church. This is the kind of book you will return to time and time again. Appropriate, relevant, and edifying reading for all Christians. For further information click here.
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Posted by Liz on 4th Jan 2022
Beautifully bound hardcover book! Works well as a gift or as an addition to your library. If you are looking for the writings of St. John in their fullness, this is a great buy!
Posted by Jon on 29th Nov 2021
This is an excellent text filled with the spiritual insights of St. John of Kronstadt, presented as a series of brief reflections in a very personal tone.
Each reflection is a gem in itself that provides much to digest. Combined with the short length of each passage, this makes this text perfect for brief reading sessions in the morning or evening, or when one needs a respite from the wiles of wordly life.
At the same time, many passages are very deep and often quite challenging in a spiritual sense. As a lay person, these reflections give guidance on what those seeking a life in Christ are striving for, while offering a sobering and humbling reminder of how truly poor and weak we are as fallen creatures.
In the respect, I whole-heartedly agree with Richard's review, and also suggest reading this text slowly and incrementally, which is well-served by the brevity of the "bite-sized" length of each reflection.
The volume itself is of excellent quality. There is a very useful subject index at the back of the book, which makes it easy to look up reflections on particular topics if one is seeking specific guidance.
The binding is solid, the covers are sturdy, and the textured surface makes the text easy and comfortable to hold. The cover design is also nice, and is set into the cover surface. The pages are thick and sturdy, and the printing clear and well organized.
All in all, this is a quality text in a quality volume that makes an excellent companion for daily reading for anyone seeking a life in Christ.
Posted by Richard Mansfield on 9th Sep 2018
I’ve been enjoying My Life in Christ by St. John of Kronstadt over the past couple of weeks. However, I must say that this book is one best read slowly, a little bit at a time. It’s not that the content is complex, but it is very deep and moving. It requires time and reflection.
Most of the entries are fairly short with dividers between them. I try to read just one a day. The new binding and translation are both wonderful. The binding is high quality, and a ribbon marker will hold your place.
I anticipate taking two or more years to go through this book; and then, I will probably just start again.
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