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This book gets across the facts about Augustine's life for a young audience. In that regard the book is good. Unfortunately the translation, made by the author himself I believe, comes across in a stilted, Victorian-moralist tone despite being written in the 1980s. There are also numerous typos and punctuation mistakes, and the names of characters are sometimes spelled differently in different parts of the book.
A middle grader biography of Augustine. At less than 100 pages it didn't take long to get through. Overall it was interesting and I learned a lot about Augustine's life. I was disappointed by the typos in the book.
An easy read-aloud with your kids—they’ll be fascinated by the life of Augustine and they will eagerly anticipate his conversion. It will provide lots of big concepts to discuss. But this translation is full of errors and can be hard to read at times.
this was really amazing book!
This is a short, children's biography; I read the 93 pages in about an hour. The account begins in Augustine's childhood, and depicts his very wayward life. His mother, Monica, follows him throughout his years of wickedness with her love, prayers, and tears. It would be an encouraging story to mothers who see their children walking apart from the Lord. God does hear and answer prayer. The book includes his conversion and later service in the church, concluding with his passing from death into Li...
I was amazed to read this biography of Augustine. This biography tells the sordid life of Augustine. Like the prodigal son, he made devastating choices in his life that grieved his parents and family. A breakdown under a fig tree brought Augustine to the end of himself and to the transforming power of Christ. Augustine became one of the greatest among the Church Fathers, combatting false teachings. His work to return the church to the Bible as the infallible Word of God was continued centuries l...
Augustine was a very sinful boy. He lied, cheated, and stole. Everyone in Tagaste thought he was hopeless. And, after years and years and years of his mother praying for God to bring salvation to her boy, He finally did. Augustine had gone to church with his mother just to hear a very well known speaker, but was was inspired by God's eternal love. He started devoting his life to God's work instead of man's pleasure. Eventually, he became the Bishop of Hippo.
History Year Two
Good juvenile book about Augustine.
Augustine The Farmer's Boy Of Tagaste has 93 pages, and is by P. De Zeeuw, it is about Saint Augustine, and how he converted to christianity, this book was ok, but definetly not my faorite.