By Amy Steedman
“It is sadly all too infrequent to fulfill with so attractive a e-book as ‘In God’s Garden,’ through Amy Steedman.” -The Athenaeum
“Children all comprehend the Greek and Norse myths yet pay attention vaguely to the tale of St. George and the dragon and different Christian myths. the simplest booklet of those myths is Amy Steedman’s ‘In God’s Garden.’ It takes where of Chenoweth’s ‘Stories of the Saints,’ that is out of print.” -Library Occurrent
There is a backyard which God has planted for Himself, extra attractive than any earthly backyard. The plants that bloom there are the white souls of His saints, who've stored themselves natural and unspotted from the world.
In God's backyard there's all types of flower, every one differing from the opposite in attractiveness. a few are tall and stately just like the lilies, becoming the place all might even see them of their costume of white and gold; a few are part hid just like the violets, and identified in simple terms through the perfume of type deeds and mild phrases that have helped to sweeten the lives of others; whereas a few, back, are hidden from all earthly eyes, and simply God understands their loveliness and beholds the key areas the place they develop. yet recognized or unknown, all have risen above the darkish earth, taking a look ever upward; and, even though frequently bent and overwhelmed down by means of many a merciless typhoon of temptation and sin, they've got ever raised their heads back, turning their faces in the direction of God; until eventually ultimately they've been topped with definitely the right flower of holiness, and now blossom for ever within the Heavenly Garden.
In this ebook you won't locate the tales of all God's saints. i've got accumulated a number of jointly, simply as one gathers a bit posy from a backyard filled with roses. however the tales i've got selected to inform are those who i'm hoping teenagers will love top to hear.
Let us keep in mind that God has given to we all, little kids in addition to grown-up humans, a spot in His backyard the following on the earth, and He could have us take those white plants, the lives of His saints, as a trend for our personal. We is probably not set the place all can see us; our position in God's backyard could be a very humble and sheltered spot; yet, just like the saints, we might preserve our faces ever became upward, and discover ways to develop, as they grew, like their grasp, natural and instantly and strong—fit plants to blossom within the backyard of God.
LIST OF STORIES
SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY
SAINT COSMO AND SAINT DAMIAN
SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI
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