Book Review: Augustine Came to Kent
Augustine Came to Kent by Barbara Willard (179 pages)
This is not the story of St. Augustine (author of Confessions), but the story of yet another great saint: St. Augustine of Canterbury. Although he is not as “popular” as St. Augustine of Hippo, this is not a story to be missed! Augustine of Canterbury was a monk who lived in the 6th century and went on to become the first Archbishop of Canterbury. Just before becoming archbishop, Augustine was called by Pope Gregory the Great to travel to England to spread Christianity and convert the king, Æthelberht. This book focuses on the meeting of these two great men and Augustine’s work in England just before his death in the early 7th century. It would be a great supplement to a child or student’s study of history and religion!