Saint Anthony the Great

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-12-07
  • Publisher: Wisdom Tales
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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.

Author Biography

Father John Chryssavgis is an award-winning author of books for children and adults, a translator, an educator, and a Greek Orthodox priest. Fr. John's books include The World My Church (co-authored with Sophie Chryssavgis) and In the Heart of the Desert: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. Chryssavgis serves as theological adviser to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of the world's 300 million Orthodox Christians. Born in Australia, Fr. John now lives in Harpswell, ME.

Marilyn Rouvelas is an author of several books for children. With Jeanette Aydlette, Marilyn has authored Peter Clashes with Anger, Eleni Looks at Jealousy, and The Truth about Lying, which are aimed at helping children understand when their feelings get out-of-control ("passions") and drawing on the power of being quiet and still to calm themselves. A mother of two grown children and a grandmother of four, Marilyn lives with her husband in Arlington, Virginia, across the river from Washington, D.C. and the Lincoln Memorial.

Isabelle Brent is an internationally known artist who has illustrated more than two dozen children's books. She is also well known for her work as an illustrator and designer of greeting cards, gift wrap, and gift bags. Isabelle's paintings have been exhibited at the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts in London. Her art has also been exhibited in Paris, Tokyo, New York, and many other places worldwide. Her books include The Christmas Story from the King James Version and All Creatures Great and Small. Originally from England, Isabelle now livesin France.

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