The Philokalia (Greek for Love of the Good) is a compilation of early Christian spirituality, particularly from the Eastern Church. This expansive work (four volumes each a few hundred pages) provides a basis for devotion for many within the Orthodox community. The various authors provide wonderful insight and wisdom on practically living out one’s faith. From overcoming temptation to maintaining a healthy prayer life, these masters offer us the gleanings of their years of contemplation. Do not let the length frighten you this is an easy read and well worth the effort, there is a reason that the Eastern churches prize it so highly.