Stories of the Saints

Stories of the Saints

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The stories of great figures in Christianity still inspire people today. Joyce Denham tells the tales of fourteen major saints, from Bible times to the late Middle Ages. For each one she gives a short historical introduction and then retells a memorable episode from their life - one which shines a light on the work and wisdom for which they were most loved and remembered. The book, which is illustrated with medieval-style tinted wood-cuts, ends with a short section giving more information about each saint, with the dates of the Feast days which celebrate each of their lives. Saints mentioned include from the Bible: Mary, John the Baptist, Peter, Mary Magdelene, Stephen, Paul; saints from Christian history (third to fourteenth century): Lawrence (Italy), Martin of Tours (France), Genevieve (France), Columba (Ireland/Scotland), Bathild (England/France), Francis of Assisi, Elizabeth of Portugal, Bridget (Sweden). The book should appeal to children and be a useful resource for primary school teachers and parents.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 227 x 270 x 6mm | 257g
  • Lion Children's Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0745946372
  • 9780745946375

About Joyce Denham

JOYCE DENHAM is the successful author of a number of books for children that relate to the Christian faith, including A Child's Book of Celtic Prayers and Patrick, Saint of Ireland. JUDY STEVENS has created a successful niche in the publishing world with her distinctive woodcut style of illustration, which is eminently suitable for historical themes while remaining fresh and modern.
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