Meet Saint Anastasia, one of the greatest Christmas saints and the Patroness of Martyrs. Take her hand and let her lead you to the Crib! When people think of saints that remind them of Christmas, Saint Anastasia is almost always forgotten. For centuries, this humble and unassuming martyr has remained hidden in the shadows of the stable. Yet of all the saints in Heaven, shMeet Saint Anastasia, one of the greatest Christmas saints and the Patroness of Martyrs. Take her hand and let her lead you to the Crib! When people think of saints that remind them of Christmas, Saint Anastasia is almost always forgotten. For centuries, this humble and unassuming martyr has remained hidden in the shadows of the stable. Yet of all the saints in Heaven, she is the only one whose feast day falls on Christmas itself! It's about time she stepped forward and made some new friends!Join Saint Anastasia and her best friend, Saint Theodota, as they bravely prove their love for God and neighbor, even unto the sacrifice of their own lives.With charming full-color illustrations and easy-to-read text, this third book in Susan Peek's new series for children (companion to her series for teens, "God's Forgotten Friends: Lives of Little-known Saints") is sure not only to capture the hearts of Catholic children everywhere, but to inspire and inflame them with a greater love for their Holy Faith and the saints who lived and died for it....
|Title||:||The Forgotten Christmas Saint: Saint Anastasia|
|Number of Pages||:||593 Pages|
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The Forgotten Christmas Saint: Saint Anastasia Reviews
I'd never heard of Saint Anastasia, so I was pleased to read this book. It's geared toward children rather than toward adults, but I found it to be a solid overview of a saint's life that covered all the important aspects of being a saint. The book goes from the early faith of Anastasia through the troubles she experienced (married to a brute of a husband) and how she kept believing despite all that. There's emphasis on her charity as well as her prayer life, and the unexpected connection to Christmas that makes her a Christmas saint.Something I don't normally see in lives of saints is a treatment of spiritual friendship, but this book delves into Anastasia's spiritual friendship with Theodota. It's an interesting and important take on spiritual development (think about how important friendships are in the lives of children) and there's a subtle emphasis on the importance of choosing good friends (Theodata) as opposed to bad ones (Anastasia's lousy husband). Even more, the story shows how strong spiritual friendships even survive death.I enjoyed this book, and I'm glad to have had the chance to get to know Saint Anastasia.I was able to read a pre-publication copy of this book, and there was no expectation that I would leave a review.
I knew nothing about St. Anastasia, which doesn’t seem surprising since her feast is eclipsed by Christmas.The story, written in a conversational tone, relays the saint’s early life, marriage, and eventual martyrdom. Her friendship with fellow martyr Saint Theodota is shared too.I’d recommend this book for school age children. Though there is a lot of text, the illustrations will help keep their interest. Miraculous events will surprise and delight them!A nice addition to any Catholic child’s Christmas collection.
"The Forgotten Christmas Saint", written for children by Susan Peek and illustrated by Martina Parnelli, is the story of Saint Anastasia of the Roman Catholic Church.
I had always seen the station of St. Anastasia's church in my missal as the place the pope was supposed to say Mass on Christmas day, but never knew anything about her until now. What an amazing story! Her early life, her marriage, her friendships, and her martyrdom were well researched. It reads more like a true biography than Mrs. Peek's teen novels, and yet it is simply told for children. I highly recommend it.