In his book Sacramental Living, Michael Haldas draws upon his many years of experience as a religious educator and presents to the modern reader the inner meaning and relevance of the two thousand year old teachings of the sacramental life of the Orthodox Church. Michael reminds us of the importance of having a renewed vision and discernment granted us through the Holy Mysteries, in order that we are made able to see the things unseen, hear the still voice of God, and smell the sweet scent of His presence.
Michael succeeds in taking the language and concepts of the Ancient Church and presents them to the contemporary reader in a relevant and tangible manner without sounding archaic or overly academic. He shares his personal experiences through the prism of the Orthodox mindset in order to discover God’s will and presence in everything and everywhere, which is the ultimate goal of Christian living. I highly recommend Sacramental Living and congratulate Michael on its publication and on a job well done.