Farra's charming meditative tale reveals the life of a small boy who becomes potter, monastic bread baker, traveler, and spiritual seeker. At times he seems to hear the voice of God in silence and solitude; other times he experiences desolation or seeks wisdom from such people as his mother, abbot, and bishop. Each brief chapter or adventure teaches a lesson, and soon Farra learns the value of patience and prayer. Eventually, he becomes monastic leader and bishop's comforter; when rescuing two monks from a fire he burns his hands with wounds that become stigmata; later still his journal becomes a holy book for the conversion of a particularly troubled adolescent: the little monk has indeed become Christ for others. Recommended for public and seminary libraries.