The third printing of Mother Raphaela's first collection of essays, with a new cover, published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Crestwood, NY. Paperback, 111 pages.
This book contains a collection of nineteen essays including "Prayer and Life," "Challenged b Freedom," "Christian Celibacy," "A Call to a Monastic Way of Christian Living," and "Adam Cast Out of Paradise."
From a review by Deborah Malacky Belonick: "This collection of essays stuns the reader at every flip of the page and issues an invitation to a world of perseverance without excuses for bad behavior.
"Despite their no-nonsense emphasis, these essays are irresitible. They supply truthful criticism that may lead to healing in an overly-tolerant world.... Because the author paints the cross with incredilbe desire and love she makes us willing to step out in faith, to acknowledge our sins, to fight hard battles, to endure pain and to do it with joy. In so doing, she leads us from the circular paths in which we spin onto the narrow road to glory."