The Way of a Pilgrim ; And, The Pilgrim Continues His Way

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Reginald Michael French, Faith Annette Sand
Hope Publishing House, 1989 - Religion - 213 pages
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The 19th century Russian spiritual classic on prayer, "The Way of a Pilgrim," and its sequel, "The Pilgrim Continues His Way," have long fascinated those who have stumbled on this winsome tale. First published in Russian in 1884 under the title, "Candid Narratives of a Pilgrim to His Spiritual Father," this religious masterpiece recounts the adventures of an anonymous Russian pilgrim who roams the vast Siberian steppes reciting the Jesus Prayer in order to obey Christ's injunction to "pray without ceasing."
Apparently a wise old monk collected for posterity the captivating accounts of the pilgrim's exploits and his increasing understanding of God's providence as he commits himself to a life of prayer. The manuscript, which began to circulate privately after the pilgrim disappeared headed for Jerusalem, is reissued here in an updated translation adapted for American readers.
The pilgrim's charming tales and dedicated life-style are an inspirational challenge for all who would discover their own spiritual roots, pursue the contemplative life or assimilate their piety to our modern society. Many keep this unique devotional book close at hand for they have found it a comforting source of hope when they encounter trials along life's way.

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A beautiful tale of an Orthodox pilgrim searching for the way to pray unceasingly after he heard during Mass that in Scriptures, the Apostle encourages believers to pray without ceasing. He wants to learn how is it possible to do it. He teaches how to pray 'the Jesus Prayer' constantly. "Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner." 

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Page 10 - Sit down alone and in silence. Lower your head, shut your eyes, breathe out gently, and imagine yourself looking into your own heart. Carry your mind, ie, your thoughts, from your head to your heart. As you breathe out, say "Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me.

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This translation from the Russian is in public domain and nothing seems to be available on just who R.M. French is.

For 15 years Faith Annette Sand was a missionary in Brazil where she raised eight adopted Brazilian children plus two of her own. During this time she began writing for various religious journals, newspapers and secular magazines and founded Edicoes de Esperanca which under her aegis brought out 17 books in Portuguese. Returning to the U.S., she earned a master s in Missiology from Fuller Seminary and for 5 years was the editor of the academic quarterly Missiology . She has traveled extensively in over 60 countries and has children living on four continents. She is marred to Rev. Albert Cohen, director of the So. Calif. Ecumenical Council.

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