Where in the contemporary world can Christians find counsel based on the teachings of the early Church? This book provides instructions from some of the greatest saints of the Orthodox Church, including St. Seraphim of Sarov, St, John of Kronstadt, and St. John Climacus, among others. The teachings focus on prayer, acquiring the Holy Spirit, struggling with sin, and controlling the tongue, to name a few. Each chapter gives a brief account of the saint’s life, followed by his teachings on a particular topic. The chapters can be read in one sitting, making it an ideal devotional book.