Sunday school prize-giving suggestion for 7-11 year olds
This second book follows the style of the first, choosing the apostle James to set the scene, but then moves on to the characters who succeeded Anthony in the first book which closes in AD 356. Here we learn about Basil, Ambrose, Chrysostom, Simeon Stylites, Monica and Augustine (closing in AD 430). Many clear lessons flow from these famous names. We are now moving into an era when the Christian faith is being disowned by governments and society. How can we prepare our young for the harsh days that could be ahead for them? Will they be prepared and willing to stand for the Truth in Christ Jesus? These two little books may set them on the right path by reminding them of those who have gone before them. (Publisher's suggestion: read to ages 5-6; read myself: ages 7-11.) These two books will suit older children too and indeed many adults (especially busy mothers with little time to read larger tomes) who are conscious of their ignorance of early church history. For such these two volumes are short, explaining the issues involved, and absorbing information will be greatly welcome. It may even provide the previously ignorant with the appearance of historical knowledge, by means of a few hours of enjoyable reading!