'Walk in the Light and Twenty-Three Tales'
By Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Author)
Long hailed as one of the world's greatest writers, Leo Tolstoy is best known for his novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Yet the popularity of his shorter works - including the two dozen collected here - attests to his prowess as master of the short story. From "Walk in the Light", a parable that reflects Tolstoy's fascination with early Christians, to beloved tales such as "Ivan the Fool", "A Prisoner in the Caucasus" and "What Men Live By, the stories in this volume have stood the test of time.
There is only one problem with this book: once you start reading you can't stop! It should be in all the church libraries. It would be an excellent gift, especially to Sunday school teachers and others who tell or read stories to others.
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Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries) was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world's greatest novelists. Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.
His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho-pacifist. His ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal twentieth-century figures as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.