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St Anthony of Padua has been a friend to millions of Catholics asking his help to recover lost objects But few seem to know much about his remarkable life The son of a knight in the court of Portugal s king, he renounced his heritage of wealth and power to become a Franciscan priest In the years to come, he earned international fame as a preacher, reformer, miracle worker, champion of the poor, and Doctor of the Church A generation ago, the American Catholic novelist John Edward Beahn presented Anthony s life and legends in a biographical novel, A Rich Young Man A Novel Based on the Life of St Anthony of Padua , published inThis imaginative re telling of the saint s story, based on historical records and traditions, now comes to life again in the TAN Legend series of biographical fiction The tale unfolds in the epic setting of medieval Europe of the thirteenth century Monarchs, courtiers, churchmen, knights, nobles and serfs maneuver like chess pieces in an elaborate game of alliances and conflicts between Church and state, Christian and Muslim, Catholic and heretic Anthony s story takes us from North Africa where divine providence saved the young friar from his mistaken zeal for martyrdom to Italy and France, where his extraordinary gifts and heroic passion for God blazed a path to the rescue and conversion of countless souls This TAN Legend edition of A Rich Young Man A Novel Based on the Life of St Anthony of Paduapaints a rich, fascinating portrait of an astonishing saint who turned the medieval Christian world upside down


10 thoughts on “A Rich Young Man: A Novel Based on the Life of Saint Anthony of Padua

  1. Wayne Baker Wayne Baker says:

    Love What can I say If you love JESUS you will love this book also St Anthony is love This book is great.


  2. Sonia Sonia says:

    A fascinating story I had no idea who St Anthony was but his is such an inspiring story I recommend it to everyone.


  3. Jaden Fontes Jaden Fontes says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A Rich Young Man takes place in medieval Europe of the thirteenth century Rulers, subjects, churchmen, knights, nobles and serfs move like chess pieces in a detailed round of collisions and clashes among Chapel and state, Christian and Muslim, Catholic and blasphemer Saint Anthony s story takes us from North Africa where divine provision spared the youthful minister from his confused enthusiasm with suffering to Italy and France, where his exceptional blessings and courageous energy for God bl A Rich Young Man takes place in medieval Europe of the thirteenth century Rulers, subjects, churchmen, knights, nobles and serfs move like chess pieces in a detailed round of collisions and clashes among Chapel and state, Christian and Muslim, Catholic and blasphemer Saint Anthony s story takes us from North Africa where divine provision spared the youthful minister from his confused enthusiasm with suffering to Italy and France, where his exceptional blessings and courageous energy for God blasted a way to the salvage and transformation of innumerable spirits


  4. Rosa DA Rosa DA says:

    4 stars because the beginning of the book didn t convince me the author focused too much in talking about the saint s behavior when he was a child but didn t develop the psychology of the character Therefore, the character s decisions seemed impulsive However, by the middle of the book it got very good, as one sees a change in the Saint and those that surrounded him The author was very good in providing historical background of the time and intertwining it with the saint s life By the end o 4 stars because the beginning of the book didn t convince me the author focused too much in talking about the saint s behavior when he was a child but didn t develop the psychology of the character Therefore, the character s decisions seemed impulsive However, by the middle of the book it got very good, as one sees a change in the Saint and those that surrounded him The author was very good in providing historical background of the time and intertwining it with the saint s life By the end of the book, I loved it


  5. ShepherdsDelight ShepherdsDelight says:

    89 100 5.3 6 5 Stars Wonderful read Very unique style of writing Long descriptions, very deliberate explanations Step by step, up in the saint s head Deep spiritual aspect might be missing slightly here as well insight into his interior life But an adventurous, captivating read.


  6. Sarah Sarah says:

    Maybe I do like historical fiction Or maybe as I maintain , I just like good writing.That s what this is good writing Tan Books is doing all of us a service, making these books available It s fiction that s heartening It s entertaining and educational.Did I mention it s good writing Well then Go read it.


  7. Joe Joe says:

    This book was good, but not quite as fulfilling or interesting as it could have been It certainly does not take the place of a biography, it fails to capture very much of his spirit or holiness, and has very little about it that is remarkable or inspiring It was not a bad story and was fairly entertaining to read, but I think the author could have donegiven the subject matter.