Be Brave and Love God
Saints, Martyrs, and Mentors from Christian History
Women of Faith is an essential resource for parents, grandparents, and godparents wanting to give children a taste of the historical, living Church. This book is a collection of stories of the women saints and martyrs of the early Christian Church. Featuring saints venerated in both Orthodox and Catholic traditions, this book will introduce children to amazing role models of the faith. Showcasing women who were light in a dark time, these stories are filled with courage, beauty and ultimately, a faith in God that transformed the world.
Each saint is featured with a stunning watercolor portrait, a short story from her life and a prayer suitable for young children.
O Saint Dymphna, you healed many bodies and minds. Comfort me when I am worried. Calm my mind when I am afraid. Pray to God for me that I will think clearly and that I will have your love for people whose minds are ill.
It’s worth buying this just for the gorgeous illustrations which will make kids in awe of the beauty that will draw them into the stories full of virtuous heroes who used their lives to showcase their love and belief in Christ.
The simply written stories are easy to understand for the age level it’s geared towards and though the author was honest in her descriptions about martyrdom and their lives it’s still G rated so you don’t have to worry about nightmares ensuing.
The prayers included are also perfect for children and they’ll enjoy repeating them as they learn about the amazing women that have crossed history. Young girls in particular will find inspiration in the strong, courageous women that have paved the roads before them and carved out their own mark upon humanity.
The exquisite illustrations and content make this a fantastic gift for First Communion and other significant occasions.
Thank you to Netgalley and Xist Publishing for allowing me to review this!
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