Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blessed John The Wonderworker

Blessed John The Wonderworker
St. Herman of Alaska BrotherHood
ISBN  0-938635-01-8

Saint John Maximovitch of Shanghai and San Francisco (1896-1966) is believed by Orthodox Christians all over the world to be the holiest man of the twentieth century.  Manifesting many contrasting forms of sanctity, he was at once a God-inspired theologian and a "Fool-for-Christ," a zealous missionary hierarch and a feeder of the poor, a severe ascetic and a loving father to orphans.  Like Moses, he delivered his flock from oppression, bringing it from communist China to the free world; like the first apostles, he was given power from God to heal wounded souls and ailing bodies.  A man of intense and ceaseless prayer, he was agenuine Holy Elder in the tradition of the great Russian sartsi.  Piercing the veil of time and space, he would mystically hear and answer peopl's thoughts before they would express them.  Now in heaven, he continues to visit and pray for those who call upon him, as is atteted by miracles and healings which are now being chronicled around the world.

Blessed John the Wonderworker includes numerous source-materials on Saint John's life, a pictorial biography and one hundred personal testimonies of his sanctity.  Through a detailed look at the experience of one man, this book provides a key for those seeking a life of true holiness in our times. 

This book may be ordered at the following site:  http://www.skete.com/index.cfm?aff=61925

Bro. Dave