This book presents soul-profiting incidents from the lives of elders of Mount Athos, Greece, who lived in the period between 1840 and 1980. The author, Elder Paisios, was blessed in being able to associate with many righteous Athonite fathers, "athletes" of Christ, or to hear others tell of them. With love and admiration he recounts their stories.
As a conclusion to the book, Elder Paisios offers a distillation of his own experience and of God's wisdom, with the title "The Return to God from Earth to Heaven."
Author: Elder Paisios of Mount Athos