Everyday Saints and Other Stories
In Communist Russia in 1984, five youths from non-religious backgrounds joined a monastery. This is the story of what they experienced and some of the "everyday saints" they met. The author says, "In this book I want to tell you about this beautiful new world of mine, where we live by laws completely different from those in 'normal' worldly life—a world of light and love, full of wondrous discoveries, hope, happiness, trials and triumphs, where even our defeats acquire profound significance: a world in which, above all, we can always sense powerful manifestations of divine strength and comfort." Originally published in Russian, Everyday Saints has been translated into ten languages and has sold millions of copies since its publication in late 2011. In September 2012, Everyday Saints received the Russian “Book of the Year Award”, one of the most prestigious literary awards in Russia. You can now experience in English the grace-fllled world that has charmed and blessed so many—believers and atheists alike.