Visitors of Ellopos Blog ask to know what books would be more appropriate for them in order to gain a better understanding of the Orthodox spirituality. I would not classify this question as ‘illegal’, but it contains something repulsive, suggesting the idea that we can understand Orthodoxy from a book.

A book may help at the right time, to some extent, and again, not everyone, but one who can get such an assistance. Which book that might be, depends on age, general interests, character, etc., in conjunction with the conditions above. Saying these I’d like to warn parents in particular, to not think that if something prevents their child, this must be certainly the lack of study or ignorance of the ‘best’ book, in order for them not to be tortured how to turn their child’s attention to the reading of a book.