Item description for Maximilian Kolbe: Saint of Auschwitz by Elaine Murray Stone & Patrick Kelley...
Overview A biography of the Polish friar, canonized in 1982, who founded the Militia of the Immaculate, wrote numerous periodicals and newspapers, and while imprisoned in Auschwitz, sacrificed his life for another man.
Publishers Description A biography of the Polish friar, canonized in 1982, who founded the Militia o the Immaculate, wrote numerous periodicals and newspapers, and while impriso in Auschwitz, sacrificed his life for another man.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1997
Publisher Paulist Press
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 0809166372 ISBN13 9780809166374
Availability 0 units.
More About Elaine Murray Stone & Patrick Kelley
Elaine Murray Stone is the award-winning author of a number of books for Paulist Press: Maximilian Kolbe: Saint of Auschwitz; Mother Teresa: A Life of Love: C.S. Lewis: Creator of Narnia, and Tekla and the Lion.
Elaine Murray Stone currently resides in Melbourne, in the state of Florida. Elaine Murray Stone was born in 1922.
Reviews - What do customers think about Maximilian Kolbe: Saint of Auschwitz?
A Saint for our time of war and prayer in a book for all levels. Feb 6, 2007
This book is a substantial biography which, while sold as a middle school book, is most accessible and available and comprehensible to every reader. Please do not be dismayed by its label as juvenile literature, as it truly and deeply covers every aspect of this great modern Saint's life, including his mission to Nagasaki, and is graced with excellent pencil illustrations drawn from the most famous photographs of the Saint, including the one I most dearly remember, his prison photo without glasses in Auschwitz, the one which stood above my desk in the monastic cell in France over ten years before his canonization.
This the tenth anniversary of the publication by the great Paulist Press of this excellent and comprehensive biography written by Dr. Elaine Murray Stone (author as well of Elizabeth Bayley Seton, An American Saint) is an excellent time to acquire this treasured volume for your spiritual and Hagiographic library.
An excellent and comprehensive and factual introduction to this Saint, augmented by a comprehensive bibliography and suggestions for further reading. Good at any age!
A Good beginners guide to the saint's life and death Jul 16, 2001
For those not familiar with the Story of maximilian Kolbe this book is an adequate if flawed start. Maximilian Kolbe was a Catholic priest/friar who voluntarly gave his life in Auschwitz, where he was imprisioned for speaking out against the Nazi regiem, so that a Jew may live. The man whom he died for ultimately did in fact survive Auchwitz and tell his Story. While the Story of Maximilian Kolbe is inspiring, tragic and ulitimatly uplifting I was a little disappointed at the way in which this book tells that Story. First of all this book is not a very in depth look at the life and times of Kolbe, it is written at about a sixth grade level, and often over states what should be painfully obvious to any adult reader with a basic knowledge in history of WWII. The other thing that I disliked about this book was the way in which it portrayed the faith of Max Kolbe. Maximilian Kolbe in this book is portrayed as being extremly Marian in his faith. Through out the book Mary and terms like "the Blessed mother" "our Blessed lady" "the mother of God" ect are used over and over again while Jesus is only mentioned by name a small number of times. While I have no doubt that Mary was an important part of his faith, (She was after all the one who offered him the crowns of purity and martyrdom ) I would like to belive that his faith was much more complete than portrayed in this book. Also as a Catholic I felt that this portrayal plays into the protestant sterotype of Mary worshoping Catholics. Mary by all means should be given her due both as a saint and as the mother of Jesus but should not be placed above Jesus himself.This book could due well in teaching Grade schoolers about Maximilian Kolbe, Auschwitz, the Nazi's as well as WWII but adults would due better with other more in depth books such as "Catholic Martys of the twetieth Century" by Robert Royal