by Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov, translated from the Russian by Archimandrite Lazarus. Bishop Ignatius encourages the need to struggle in order to advance in the spiritual life. The "arena" of the heart is where the battle against sin rages, battling sin brings the sinner closer to how God would have us know Him. The book is of great encouragement and Bishop Ignatius offers ageless wisdom to be applied to the Christian life. 282 pages, softcover.