Set against the colorful background of power struggles in imperial Rome and battling Roman legions, this is the captivating story of St. Helena, mother of the Emperor Constantine, who found the Cross of Christ in Jerusalem. This book for young people paints a vivid portrait of a remarkable woman who overcame every obstacle with faith, hope, perseverance... as well as a healthy dose of ambition.
This is the 29th book in the acclaimed Vision Books series for youth, by Louis de Wohl, who is known for his masterful storytelling, describing amazing events that lead to the conversion of Helena and the rise to power of her son. He also recounts the vision Constantine experienced on the eve of a pivotal battle and his subsequent legalization of Christianity in the fourth century. The story dramatically concludes with St. Helena's final accomplishment-her dangerous and miraculous expedition to the Holy Land.