This beautifully-illustrated book, with 13 full page illustrations, relates the often-told story of St George and the dragon, with an afterword that looks at the real meaning of the legend.
The St. George of myth was a knight in armor who fought a dragon to save a princess, but the real George never saw a dragon nor did he rescue a princess in distress. We are not even sure whether he had a horse or possessed a sword.
A Christian convert born late in the third century after Christ, George was one among many martyrs of the early Church. What made George a saint among saints was the completely fearless manner in which he openly proclaimed his faith during a period of fierce persecution when many other Christians were hoping not to be noticed. For this George was arrested, tortured and beheaded. The probable scene of his martyrdom was in the town of Diospolis in Asia Minor. His witness led to the conversion of many and gave renewed courage to others already baptized.
8.5" x 11"