If you have trouble reading saint books and find the story lines boring, you need to try these!
We love these books and have had them on our book shelves for years! They are very well-written and make the saints come alive!
Louis de Wohl has the amazing capacity to take historic Catholic figures and breathe life into them by creating a novel around what their life might have been like.
They are meant for high school and adult level. Some of the books could have some adult content, for instance, St. Augustine’s life before conversion.You can look for his books here and read more reviews:
The Quiet Light: A Novel About Saint Thomas Aquinas
The Joyful Beggar: St. Francis of Assisi
Lay Siege to Heaven
The Spear: A Novel of the Crucifixion
Citadel of God: A Novel About Saint Benedict
The Living Wood: Saint Helena and the Emperor Constantine
Louis de Wohl’s books are all spellbinding and captivating! He creates real-life, everyday events that could very well have happened in the lives of the actual historical figures he portrays. You get a biography that is painted in everyday, real-life events rather than just a chronology of facts, making the story all that easier to relate to for the reader.
Here is a peek into the author’s life. Louis de Wohl
Renee VanderPutten said:
Thanks for the recommendation, Leane. I have always loved Louis de Wohl’s books, and have given several to my kids as gifts. The one about the Battle of Lepanto and Don Juan has been one of my favorites. I need to dust off some of them and read them over!!
Colleen Strandquist said:
great books! We need to remind young families about them. I have reread many of them and our sons read them too.
I’m glad they got reprinted. Someone was thinking! 🙂 I need to dust mine off, too!