Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saint Anthony the Great by John Chryssavgis & Marilyn Rouvelas Review

Saint Anthony the Great
by John Chryssavgis & Marilyn Rouvelas
illustrated by Isabelle Brent
December 2015, Price: $17.95,
Trim: 8" x 10", Page Count: 32 hardcover,
ISBN: 978-1-937786-43-4
Ages 4 and up
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. 

My Review:This is an interesting book that has a great story about enjoying what you have rather that wanting what you do not have. Saint Anthony was a great man, that helped many people and he was very kind to others. He is said to be a founder of monasticism. The pictures and animals are so pretty, and colorful. They definitely drew me into the story. I liked that Anthony had to decide between good and bad. It proves that as Christians we have a choice to follow God, or sin. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own. 

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