At last . . . a saint for strugglers! Soldiering, gambling, brawling, drinking. As a young man, Saint Camillus excelled at them all. Add to that his fiery temper and innate knack for getting in trouble, and Camillus de Lellis seems the last person who could ever achieve holiness! But God had plans for the stubborn young soldier, whether Camillus liked it or not . . . “This novel for adult and young adult readers will introduce them to a great saint – a physical giant who had to contend with many personal struggles, much weakness, and repeated failures before he could become a moral giant. The story of Camillus de Lellis’ conversion will leave no reader unmoved, and those that feel hopeless about themselves will find new hope, a hero, and a friend in Christ.” – Michael O’Brien Bestselling Catholic Author.
Back in print by popular demand, this fast-paced and inspiring story of the wayward soldier-of-fortune who became an intrepid Soldier of Christ will appeal even to those who don’t normally like to read!
“A Soldier Surrenders” tells the amazing tale of the conversion of Saint Camillus. Inspiring and interesting, this book will not be easily forgotten by its readers. For my own experience, it was a wonderful opportunity to meet a great saint who I’d never heard of before. The author did a laudable job of bringing Saint Camillus to life and his story to our hearts. The book centers on his conversion–one that will inspire people in every walk of life. This book was a great read, one of the best young adult stories I’ve read in a long time.
About the Author
Susan Peek is a wife, mother, Third Order Franciscan, creative writing teacher and Catholic novelist. She has eleven wonderful children, including two in the Religious life and a son in the United States Air Force. She also has three beautiful granddaughters. Her passion is writing stories of little-known saints and heroes. She is an active member of the Catholic Writers’ Guild, and one of the founding authors of CatholicTeenBooks.com.
All of her young adult novels have been implemented into Catholic school curricula not only across the nation, but in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand as well. “Saint Magnus, The Last Viking” and “The King’s Prey” were both Amazon #1 Sellers among Catholic books.”The King’s Prey” was listed as one of the Top 10 Best Catholic Books of 2017 by Catholic Reads, and “Crusader King” was featured as one of the 50 Most Popular Catholic Homeschooling Books in 2013.
Susan lives in northeastern Kansas, where she is busy working on her new novel.