First published ten years ago, Praying with Icons has been widely recognized as a modern spiritual classic. Both for Orthodox readers familiar with this tradition as well as newcomers, Forest describes the history and theology behind icons, how they are made, and how they are used as a guide to prayer. Finally, he offers a moving series of reflections on a range of classic icons.
This revised edition is enhanced by a rich new selection of full-color illustrations.
Jim Forest, a convert to the Russian Orthodox Church, lives in Alkmaar, the Netherlands.His many books include The Road to Emmaus: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life, Ladder of the Beatitudes, Living with Wisdom: A Life of Thomas Merton, and Love Is the Measure: A Biography of Dorothy Day.