Introduce children to the story of Augustine, who rejected fame and fortune to become a voice for truth. Bright young Augustine thinks his mother’s religion is foolishness. With his “superior” intellect to guide him, he sneaks away from home and ventures to a new life in the city of Rome. Soon Augustine finds himself in an important position as “The Voice of The Emperor,” with the life of luxury he’s always wanted. When the empire decides to take over the Christian basilica, Augustine prepares to give the speech of a lifetime, one that will slow the rising tide of Christianity’s influence. With his devout mother and the unwavering Bishop Ambrose on one side and angry, armed soldiers on the other, Augustine must choose whom he will serve.
“The Augustine Story” is an insightful look at the man who started out as a patriotic Roman, only to have an encounter with Christ. This resulted in his using his intellect for God’s glory. He went on to write over 500 sermons, 113 books and treatises, and over 200 letters. His works included “The Confessions” and “The City of God,” both of which are still read and studied today.
The influence of Bishop Ambrose and Augustine’s mother served to inspire him to become something he had never dreamed of before: an instrument and tool of God. He went on to become a minister and a bishop. This terrific animated biography is well worth seeing. We award “The Augustine Story” our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages.