This is a very moving story of a simple and loving Orthodox Christian monk, the horrors of Communism, and how God works through even the most unsuspecting people to bring His light into a world filled with evil. For the reader, this book solidifies the evil behind Communism as well as reminds us to keep our faith even in the darkest of times. Reading a story such as this (one that recounts such horrors, evil, and darkness in history) to be so filled with hope, goodness, love, and grace (all by God working through the lives of people) can be life-changing. This book is presented as a collection of memoirs and recounts from many interconnected real-life characters. It is truly a beautiful account of what the Holy Spirit can do in each of us! I highly recommend this book to everyone.