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Saint John the Forerunner: Prophet, Apostle, and Martyr

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"I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way of the Lord.'" (Luke 3:4)

God used these words to inform his people that He would send a great prophet shortly before Christ appeared in the world. He would call people to prepare the way of their hearts to welcome Christ. This great prophet was none other than Saint John, whome we call "the Forerunner" because of this very mission.

Written by the fathers of the Sacred Monastery of Mesa Potamou for young readers, the book begins with an explanation of the prophets and their mission. It then tells the entire story of the wondrous life of the greatest man born of women, Saint John the Baptizer. (Luke 7:28)

Artist Angeliki Deleha's moving illustrations bring Saint John to life in his roles as prophet, apostle, and martyr, including his first meeting with the Savior while yet unborn, as a child in Judean wilderness, his baptism of the Lord Jesus Christ, his imprisonment, and martyrdom.

The book also includes a catalog of feastdays dedicated to the Forerunner, and a short history of the Sacred Monastery of Mesa Potamou, Cyprus, who has as its patron Saint John.

Additional Details

21.50 (cm)
29.50 (cm)
1.00 (cm)
Reading Level:
7yr and up

2 Reviews

  • 5
    Saint John the Forerunner

    Published by Mrs Lydia Rose Dolan on Feb 22nd 2024

    Wow! Our family was looking for a book dedicated to Saint John the Forerunner because my children and husband feel so close to him. Our family has been so impressed and touched by this book. The narrative is stunningly told, the illustrations capture him and his history with grace and shine. Our family looked at both our Lord and St John meeting each other in the wombs of the Theotokos and St Elizabeth for probably 15 minutes, just letting it warm our hearts, and we have returned to it over and over. Sturdily bound, quality paper- this book is full of truth, goodness, and beauty. Enjoy!

  • 5
    A precious book about St. John the Forerunner

    Published by Anonymous on Nov 15th 2023

    Beautifully written and illustrated life of St. John the Forerunner for children. A treasure for parents trying to teach their Orthodox children about St. John.

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