Where Love Is, There God Is Also

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A blending of Tolstoy's writing on Jesus brings together three "Christ-centered" tales in a single volume highlighting an often-overlooked chapter in the author's literary life.

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Three powerful stories from a master of fiction!

Rediscover Russia's much-loved novelist and find a Tolstoy unknown to many readers. Celebrated for his fictional classics, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy's short stories reveal an author concerned with the application of the teachings of Christ.

Halfway through his life, Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) had a personal religious revelation. After years of soul searching and studying the New Testament, he bagan writing religious stories and tracts. The three stories in this beautiful collection, "Where Love Is, There God Is Also," "The Three Hermits," and "What Men Live By," are powerful illustrations for today of servanthood, prayer, and love.

This remarkable translation from the Russian text allows young and old to glimpse the charm of life in Tolstoy's Russia without losing the integrity of the original language. An ECPA Gold Medallion winner, Where Love Is, There God Is Also, will be treasured by teachers, students, pastors, and story lovers everywhere.

Compiler Lawrence Jordan notes, "Tolstoy's gospel stories represent Christ-centered fiction at its best-imaginative narratives that put the gospel message into compelling action." An essential collection for every Christian's library.

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Tolstoy communicates the teachings of Jesus through brilliantly crafted Russian characters and imaginative stories.

"Where Love Is, There God Is Also," written in 1885, has been widely told from the pulpit, though few know its proper title or origin. It is the story of a humble shoemaker who takes in tired and hungry guests while waiting for a visit from Christ.

In "The Three Hermits," a bishop encounters an unusual trio. The hermits have dedicated their lives to worshiping God, yet they struggle to recite the Lord's Prayer when the concerned bishop teaches it to them. His efforts lead to an important lesson in holiness and prayer.

In the third story in this collection, "What Men Live By," an angel is banished to earth until he has learned what is in men, what is not given to men, and what men live by.

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