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Saint Anthony the Great
written by: John Chryssavgis and Marilyn Rouvelas
illustrated by: Isabelle Brent
Subject(s): Age level:

Juvenile Non-fiction / Religious / Christian / Biography & Autobiography

Ages 5 and up

Format: Size / page count:

Hardcover

8" × 10" / 32 pages

ISBN: Date available:

978-1-937786-46-5

December 2015

Price:  

$17.95

 
 
Do you sometimes feel unhappy or jealous and don’t know what to do? A long time ago, Anthony (c. 251-360 A.D.) felt like this, but decided to do something about his sad heart. He gave up everything he owned and set out with nothing to find answers. His journey took him into the desert of Egypt, where he came face to face with many temptations. But through being quiet and alone in the wilderness, Anthony discovered the power of God’s love in his heart. For many years Anthony taught other people how to live with love, joy, courage, and peace. People can still learn from him today, if only they pay attention to his good life and teachings. The answers are also there for you. Will you take the journey with us?

Saint Anthony the Great tells the story of the father of Christian monasticism, who lived in the Egyptian desert just two hundred and fifty years after Jesus’ lifetime. This beautifully illustrated book will capture the attention of young readers and help teach them about Anthony’s struggle to acquire a pure heart. Here is a timeless story about the victory of good over evil, inside us and around us.
Awards & Honors
  • Silver Medal in the “Illustration – Graphic” category of the 2015 Midwest Book Awards

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Saint Anthony the Great is a picturebook retelling of the life story of Saint Anthony of Egypt (251-356), a faithful Christian whose dedication to God and secluded lifestyle inspired the practice of monasticism, to such a degree that he has been called ‘The Father of All Monks’. When Anthony was a young man, his parents died and he sold all his possessions in an effort to follow the will of Jesus Christ. Anthony spent most of his life in solitude, learning to purify his heart, love God, and resist evil temptations. ‘Anthony had learned that the journey he started when he was young was short. It was a trip inside himself to discover God. This led thousands of people to become like Anthony and also find God in their hearts.’ Although Saint Anthony the Great is expressly about a Christian saint's lifelong dedication to God, the story is accessible to young readers of all faiths and backgrounds. Beautiful color artwork enriches this soulful parable, highly recommended for both public and Sunday School picturebook collections.”
Reviewer's Bookwatch, a publication of the Midwest Book Review

 . . .[ Saint Anthony the Great ] tells the story of a saint deeply important in both the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox traditions, filling a critical niche.”
Kirkus Reviews

Saint Anthony the Great tells the inspiring story of the man who became known as the father of Christian monasticism. Anthony (c. 251-360 A.D.) lived in the Egyptian desert just two hundred and fifty years after Jesus’ lifetime. Saint Anthony the Great is a beautifully illustrated book that will capture the attention of children ages 4 to 8, and help teach them about Anthony’s struggle to acquire a pure heart. Very highly recommended for family, community, and church library collections of books for young readers, Saint Anthony the Great is a timeless story about the victory of good over evil, inside us and around us.”
Children’s Bookwatch (The Christian Shelf), a publication of the Midwest Book Review
 
sample spread from the book “Saint Anthony the Great”, by John Chryssavgis and Marilyn Rouvelas and illustrated by Isabelle Brent

A sample page-spread from a children’s biography of a great figure
in early Christianity, Saint Anthony the Great, written by
John Chryssavgis and Marilyn Rouvelas and
illustrated by Isabelle Brent



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