'Through his sense of the sacred, through his emphasis upon the visionary intellect, and through his acute perception of the ecological crisis, Philip Sherrard is truly a prophet for our present age, a messenger whose winged words are addressed not so much to the twentieth century in which he lived as to the twenty-first century that is now unfolding. As a defender of sacred tradition, his face was turned not primarily to the past but to the future. . . . Although he was a master-craftsman in his use of language, with a vivid appreciation of the beauty of words, yet he remains a difficult writer, who demands from his readers a serious commitment. Yet, although difficult, he has also the ability to alter the basic outlook and the priorities of those who are prepared to listen to him with an open heart. His are among the few books that I choose to read not once but many times. And if I do so — if his works have changed my life as they have changed the lives of others — that is above all because he himself lived what he taught.' Metropolitan Kallistos Ware.