St Maximillian Kolbe Saint of Auschwitz
Author: Elaine Murray Stone
"Greater love hath no man than he lay down his life for his friend." - Unforgettable words of scripture brought alive by the death of Jesus himself. One would probably say that it is one thing to give one's life for a friend; but, for a stranger? "Not me" many would most likely say. And yet, that is precisely what the Saint of Auschwitz, Maximillian Kolbe did - gave himself up so that another prisoner might live.
The story of this 20th century saint is so fascinating that it is being retold by Elaine Murray Stone who has left no stone unturned to get to the mystery of human love that could compel someone to die for another.
Suitable for older children or teenagers