A Beginner's Introduction to the Philokalia
This is a beautiful introduction to the complex but superb Philokalia. After reading the "Way of the Pilgrim" (which I found deeply inspiring and moving) I wanted to dive right into the Philokalia itself - but I found its 5 very dense volumes daunting to say the least. So - I was looking for a book that would give me a good introduction and retain the spirit of the writings - and this was exactly it. It is a short book, in large print - I read the 147 pages in one sitting. However, the quality of the writing, choice of themes, and use of citations from the original are excellent. I liked this book so much that I read and recorded most of it on my digital voice recorder so that I can listen to it often, the book contains many teaching and spiritual gems. Overall an excellent intro book!