Ferguson, Sinclair B.
This book is intended for junior high and high school ages. Because the story is intriguing and the history of Gottschalk is not well-known, adults will also enjoy this book and find it profitable.
Those were the days of knights, of kings and queens, and of dynasties. Those were the days of lords and serfs, of monks and nuns, and of Vikings, when monasteries were many and the church and governors of the land shared rule.
Some people call those days the Dark Ages. The days were dark in a way, dark to us. It was so long ago, the details of the history are hard to know. The days were spiritually dark as well. True doctrine was hard to come by, if not nearly lost.
But there was a light. A clear beam of understanding and truth reflected from one monastery, from one courtroom, from one dungeon – from one man. This is a story of courage, of faith, and of love for the truth. This is the story of Gottschalk, the monk from Orbais.
“…students…students’ parents, their elders and ministers. This is a volume they could all read with profound benefit.” – Marvin Kamps
“Honestly, it is a very, very good book.” – 7th grade student