Augustine: The Truth Seeker
In the Trailblazers Series!
Although his mother Monica was a faithful Christian, Augustine managed to stray into a sinful life. His life changed when he realized the truth of the Gospel. Augustine became a bishop and a tower of faith in the early church. His life is a glimpse into the days of Roman Africa and a powerful picture of the wisdom and durability of God’s Word in a pagan culture.
Augustine lived in troubled times near the end of the Roman Empire. Barbarians fought with Romans, and Christianity struggled against the worship of the old gods, and new cults. There were plenty of thrills for ambitious young men who did not care about following God’s laws, and Augustine made sure that he had his fill – despite the upset and shame it would bring to his godly mother.
Would Monica ever see her son return to the truth? at the time, she must have wondered if it would ever be. But it was in the Lord’s plans to save Augustine and today the Christian church has many valuable writings from him – proving that God can bring the greatest, most stubborn, sinner to himself.
Recommended Reading Level:
Read to me: age 7-8
Read myself: age 9-14
About the Author
Karen Murdarasi is a Scottish author with an Ancient History degree from St. Andrews University. She has served as a missionary in Albania and is now married and living in Glasgow where she is active in her church and writes regularly for magazines, anthologies and Sunday school curriculum. She and her husband would like to return to Albania to continue missionary work again. She wrote at length about Albania, a weird and fascinating country, in her book Leda. She has also contributed portions to a number of anthologies, such as Writers Abroad’s Foreign Affairs and Foreign Encounters, Cwytnewydd Scribblers’ A Way with Words and Earlyworks Press’s Writing on Water.