Elder Iakovos of Evia belongs to a special group of contemporary charismatic Elders (Paisios and Porphyrios, Fr. Dimitri Gagastathis and others) who were responsible for a resurgence of faith among those who knew them personally. In the conscience of the people, these Elders are living proof that the Orthodox Church is alive and continues to produce Saints.The author of this book, Professor Stylianos Papadopoulos, was blessed to be among those who knew Elder Iakovos. In reading these vivid, lively stories we are moved deeply to glorify God Who in this age of falsehood and agnosticism raised such holy figures among us.Presented in a revised translation, the life of Blessed Elder Iakovos is offered in a new edition by Orthodox Witness to English speaking readers. From this text, we trust that all will draw strength and courage in their spiritual journey.