This one is for readers of Seraphim Rose's book "The Soul After Death."
I have read "Life After Death" by Metropolitan Hierotheos, but was wondering how the two differed.
I read reports that Rose was a bit gnostic in his explaination of tollhouses, but then again, I rather ask someone who has read both books and can offer their input.
Is it worth reading??
I've read both books, and i think that when you read both you have a complete image about the Orthodox teaching on the Afterlife.
I think that ft. Rose focuses more on the fact of the tollhouses, and also on NDEs (Near Death Experiences)
I have a friend that translated it and published it in Greek a few months ago. It's a best seller. Both books are excelent, and you can read them both, because they cover different areas of the topic.
You could also try the book, The River of Fire at : http://www.zephyr.gr/stjohn/per-rive.htm
Once you are there, you might want to read the book "Against False union", by the same author. You will find it here: http://www.zephyr.gr/stjohn/per-agai.htm