UNLIMITED Audiobooks and eBooks

Over 40,000 books & works on all major devices

Get ALL YOU CAN for FREE for 30 days!

Saint Athanasius

F. A. Forbes

Book Overview: 

A short and rather old fashioned biography a great saint. Don't expect subtlety; it's unapologetic hagiography. The saint is presented as a figure of pristine brilliance, courage and integrity and his persecutors as conniving villains. But to those who appreciate what was at stake in the controversy, Athanasius is indeed a God-sent hero. This is an informative, if quaint, introduction to a fascinating figure in history.

How does All You Can Books work?

All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to over 40,000 Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses. Download as many audiobooks, ebooks, language audio courses, and language e-workbooks as you want during the FREE trial and it's all yours to keep even if you cancel during the FREE trial. The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can try the service for FREE for 30 days then it's just $19.99 per month after that. So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you UNLIMITED audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please. No restrictions.

Book Excerpt: 
. . .Bishops were present, besides a multitude of priests, deacons and acolytes. It was like the Day of Pentecost, said the people: "men of all nations and of all tongues."

Many bore the glorious marks of the sufferings they had endured for Christ; others were wasted with long years of prison. There were the hermit Bishops of Egypt, Paphnutius and Potamon, who had each lost an eye for the Faith; Paul of Neo-Caesarea, whose muscles had been burned with red-hot irons and whose paralyzed hands bore witness to the fact; Cecilian of Carthage, intrepid and faithful guardian of his flock; James of Nisibis, who had lived for years in the desert in caves and mountains; Spyridion, the shepherd Bishop of Cyprus, and the great St. Nicholas of Myra, both famed for their miracles.

Among the Bishops of the West were Theophilus the Goth, golden-haired and ruddy, who had won thousands to the Faith; and Hosius the Spaniard, known as "the holy," who ha. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Short, readable, but not scholarly, and probably somewhat fictionalized account of Athanasius and his fight against the Arians.

It is a religious look at the time in Rome when many of the thoughts of the day were varying from a belief in the one true God. A picture of the one true God without a begotten Son within his being. Also all the thoughts of the former ways of Rome and the pantheon of gods, who formerly years earlier

A good introduction to the life of a venerable church father. Certainly suitable for younger readers.

While certainly entertaining, it is quite a fantastical approach to the great Athanasius. While there are well-recorded truths within, ones easily verified by other historical accounts, there are things quite unreal contained within. Those truths, sprinkled throughout this work serve to appreciate h

A must read about a true man of God.

Wow I just finished this incredible biography. He stood for truth under such circumstances that most would have given up. Athanasius Truly Loved God!I
Truly fought for The Truth of scriptures. Persecuted by apostates who he refused to let them destroy orthodoxy.

Brief overview of the life of Athanasius written as a narrative with a mix of creative license and quotes from documents. It reads like a story, providing dates and names and events to learn more about later if you want to do that. I learned some new things without having to plow through a lot of dr

A short but inspiring account of the life of Athanasius. I knew something of his life before reading this, now the story has been fleshed out. This is written in an accessible style and also provides helpful context about the Arian heresy and the origins of the Nicene Creed. A great summary of Athan

I love this book. It is easy to read and packed with soul stirring info. I believe that should be required reading for every Christian. Without his obedience who knows what lies would of seeped in.

View More Reviews