Thursday, October 23, 2014

Way of the Ascetics

Way of the Ascetics: The Ancient Tradition of Discipline and Inner Growth by Tito Colliander

I was surprised to find that this Orthodox writer more closely resembled many of the Puritans I had read than he did the only other Orthodox book I have read, Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives by Elder Thaddeus. This is an insightful book, worth reading and digesting, but I believe advocates a way to God that is, while being necessary for some, not the best or only way. "If your eye offends you cut it out" may be what is needed to enter the kingdom for some but is not preferable or even necessary for all.

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