St Isaac Jogues W Burning Heart (Encounter The Saints Series
Isaac Jogues is one of the North American Martyrs and his feast day is October 19th.
This action packed story is full of suspense and will keep kids both interested and in awe of the courage of Isaac Jogues who chose this dangerous mission in order to tell others about Jesus and to work for peace among the native peoples of North America. Kids will discover that they too can share their faith with others. Sometimes they will need great courage to do so, just like Isaac Jogues.
Ages 8 - 12
SERIES DESCRIPTION: The Encounter the Saints series offers intermediate readers relatable portrayals of the saints. Each story, in a handy format, vividly recreates the saint's place of origin, family life, and corresponding historical events.
One thing - the book deals with some semi-violent themes (nothing graphic, just the nature of the story of this particular saint), so if you want to do this as a read-aloud I would definitely wait until your kids are 8+.
Monica B, Amazon Review
I read this book to my three boys. We all were on the edges of our seats. What an incredible adventure story - from living with the Huron and being captured by the Iroquois, a daring escape, 17th century cross-seas travel, pirate attacks, horse-rides across France, this story has it all. What an inspiring saint. You do feel his burning heart for Christ. This story is guaranteed to negate any self-pity, as well as inspire gratitude for readily available sacraments. I recommend it to parents and children alike.
S. Dans, Amazon Reviewer