God’s Saintly Friends

This item will be released September 24, 2021.

From author Kathryn Reetzke and illustrator Abigail Holt  comes this beautiful guide to building friendships modeled on the examples of saints.


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An introduction to Christian friendship with comforting illustrations
to help your young children follow the examples of Orthodox saints.

Provide your little ones the gentle encouragement they need to
practice being friends just like the saints whose friendships helped to
transform the world with God’s love.

The book includes the following saints who were friends:  Myrrh-Bearing Women;  the Three Holy Youths in the fire; St. Perpetua and St. Felicity; St. Sophrony and St. Porphyrios; St. Elizabeth and Nun Barbara; St. Patrick and St. Brigid; St. Nino with her companions St. Salome and St. Perozhavra; and Mother Maria of Paris and Father Dmitri.

Written by Kathryn Reetzke and Illustrated by Abigail Holt

God’s Saintly Friends is the first book in the God’s Saintly Friends series created by Kathryn Reetzke and Abigail Holt.

About the Author

Kathryn is blessed to be a mother of four children 6 and under, an avid reader of both children’s books and adult literature, Church School Director and founder of the nursery program at Holy Apostles Orthodox Mission in Bowling Green, KY, and Adjunct Professor of History at WKU.  She also coordinates the yearly “Room in the Inn” program to help house the homeless in our sanctuary overnight during the Winter months. She has a passion for both education and almsgiving and prays her first book will bring both to our future Orthodox leaders.

About the Artist

Abigail is a wife, mother of three, and artist. A teacher by trade, she tends to “think in pictures” and enjoys making and thinking about beautiful things. She believes one of the most beautiful aspects of Orthodoxy is that the church truly is for everyone. Creating age-appropriate illustrations is a powerful tool in making the teachings of the church accessible to all ages.

Printed in the U.S.A.

JUVENILE NONFICTION/Religious/Christian/Family & Relationships

JUVENILE NONFICTION/Religious/Christian/Values & Virtues

Board Book size: 6″x6″

Additional information

Weight .7 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × .5 in


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