Originally published in the Aleut (Eskimo) language in 1833, this book is a simple yet challenging introduction to Christianity from one of the greatest teachers of the Russian Orthodox Church: sainted Russian Bishop and missionary Innocent Veniaminov. Timeless and universal, this updated edition-which includes a new section entitled ""Points for Reflection"" at the end of each chapter-discusses what it means to know God and have a relationship with Jesus. It will appeal to those seeking to understand their own faith more fully.
St. Innocent of Alaska was the consecrated Bishop of Kamchatka and Kuril Islands in Russia and the Aleutian Islands in Russian America. A scholar and a linguist, he wrote about the native peoples' customs and dialects and published dictionaries, parts of the Bible, religious teaching material, and liturgical books in their native languages.