I cannot reveal or discuss too much some feelings I have about people and how they choose to practise their religion. That being said I will reference for you my own personal feelings and wishes here in this post . While I am at times heartbroken by other's actions in the name of their gods I take heart when I find such treasures as this and it elevates my hopes for a better future. In my life I have met or heard of people who have earnt my greatest admiration for their personal religious beliefs and Leo Tolstoy is one of them.
It was a pleasure and priviledge for me to read them and I would encourage anyone to read them as well (preferably while listening to Tchiakovsky's Symphony No.1 in G Minor Op. 13 "Winter Daydreams").
I have always admired the story "The Three Questions" written and illustrated by Jon J. Muth and have also read this aloud to classes before with good results. I have relished the opportunity to share with my kids my favourite authors and it feels good when the students show more of an interest in someting that they know is a favourite of mine.
I sometimes think I should make my own list of books that I think people should read, or as I think it most appropriately labeled, "Books That it Would Be an Awful Shame to Miss Because They Would Truly Enrich Your Life". A lot of Tolstoy would be on that list!