In this freshly told and boldly illustrated new book of saints are stories of the greatest saints, from Augustine to Mother Teresa. Meet Joan of Arc, the teenager whose faith inspired her to lead an army when the king's courage failed. Francis of Assisi, whose gentleness tamed a man-eating wolf. Christopher, whose medal is often worn by travelers. Valentine, a bishop in the time of ancient Rome, who spoke so often of Christ's love that his saint's day, February 14, has been associated with courtly love since the Middle Ages. St. Thomas Aquinas, the great teacher. Peter Claver, who cared for hundreds of thousands of people on slave ships after their voyage as captives. Bernadette, whose vision of Mary instructed her to dig the spring that became the healing waters of Lourdes.
Each tale is more vivid than the last; also included in each entry are the saint's dates, location, emblems, and patronage. Taken together, it creates a rich and entertaining history of the church.
- 232 pages
- Hard cover
- 7.75" x 0.7" x 12.25"
- Recommended for ages 8-12