What men live by by Leo Tolstoy

What Men Live By (1885) Leo Tolstoy


Simon was a poor shoemaker who did not have house or land of his own. He used to stay in a peasants house and earned his living by work to feed his wife and children. He and his wife had to share the same sheepskin coat during winter as the money he earned was spent only on food. (scribd.com)

Michael Yoo recommends this book because…

It’s a short religious allegory by Tolstoy, easy and engaging read, but also very thought provoking.The story invites readers to think together with the main character, the fallen angel Michael, about the meaning of the presence of God amongst us humans.