Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Saint Augustine of Canterbury (England, died 605)

Augustine Came to Kent by Barbara Willard
1963, Bethlehem Books, Sewn softcover, 179 pages, Catholic

Historical fiction account of the mission of St. Augustine of Canterbury to bring Christianity to England in 597, as seen through the eyes of a young boy accompanying the monks on the journey. While not as fast-paced as other Bethlehem Books titles, the story really brings the era to life and is a very good tale besides - full of little insights into human nature, Christian ideas and heroism.

Reviewed by Alicia Van Hecke (11-6-99)
Available from Adoremus Books, All Catholic Books, Aquinas and More, By Way of the Family, Emmanuel Books, Our Father's House, and Stella Maris Books

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