Extracts from the diary of St. John of Kronstadt
I do not precede my book by any introduction: let it speak for itself. Everything contained in it is but a gracious enlightenment which was bestowed upon my soul by the all-enlightening Holy Ghost during moments of deep self-concentration and of self-examination, especially during prayer. When I had time, I noted down the edifying thoughts and feelings that came to me, and from these notes, continued for many years, this book has now been compiled; the contents are very varied, as will be seen by the readers. Let them judge of them for themselves.
"He that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man." (1 Corinthians ii. 15.)
The Archpriest, John Sergieff