Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Citadel of God: A Novel About Saint Benedict [Paperback]

Our Price $ 15.26  
Retail Value $ 17.95  
You Save $ 2.69  (15%)  
Item Number 126612  
Buy New $15.26
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock

Item Specifications...

Pages   345
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.04" Width: 5.33" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 1994
Publisher   Ignatius Press
ISBN  0898704049  
EAN  9780898704044  
UPC  008987040491  

Availability  0 units.

Item Description...
Citadel of God: A Novel About Saint Benedict by Louis De Wohl

Buy Citadel of God: A Novel About Saint Benedict by Louis De Wohl & Louis De Wohl from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780898704044 & 0898704049 upc: 008987040491

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Citadel of God: A Novel About Saint Benedict by Louis De Wohl & Louis De Wohl today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Louis De Wohl & Louis De Wohl

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Louis de Wohl wrote numerous historical novels for adults, including "The Living Wood", which is also about St. Helena and Constantine. He earned international acclaim for The Spear, and among his other popular titles are "Lay Siege to Heaven, The Restless Flame, The Joyful Beggar "and "The Quiet Light."

Louis de Wohl was born in 1903 and died in 1961.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Historical   [11224  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > British   [775  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Fiction & Poetry > Fiction   [6815  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Fiction   [0  similar products]

Similar Products

Reviews - What do our customers think?
Very Disappointed  Jan 1, 2008
I would definitely recommend instead - St. Benedict, Hero of the Hills and St. Benedict by Mary Windeatt.

While I really liked Wohl's book about the life of Catherine of Siena which showed how her life impacted the history of her time; this story of St. Benedict, however, seemed to be the opposite and was very disappointing, inaccurate and also plain boring.

This book is a novel about Rome with its politics and affairs (characters giving long speeches about their feelings on the subject of Rome and its rulers). While taking great liberty in trying to tie Benedict's life in with the other characters by inventing a whole storyline, soap opera style, about St. Benedict prior to his leaving Rome and being a hermit and monk. To me it was degrading to the true story of St. Benedict's life.

Wonderful book  Jan 16, 2003
I received this book as a gift recently. Once I picked it up, I could not put it down. The title of the book implies that it is a novel about St. Benedict, but he is actually just one of many characters in this historical novel. DeWohl does a wonderful job describing the Roman world at the time of St. Benedict, making it come to life.
If you are a fan of historical fiction, read this book. If you are a fan of Louis DeWohl, read this book.
OSB still going after 1500 years  Dec 28, 2001
Until I read this gem by de Wohl, all I knew about St Benedict was that he founded a Catholic order of priests now known at the Benedictines. He certainly was close to God, and God must have inspired him to write his rules for living together. After 1,500 years, the Order of St Benedict is still operating.

The book got me interested in Theodoric, the Ostrogoths, and Boethius, and it's been fun reading about them on the Internet and seeing how well de Wohl knew his history.
Truely it is the Citadel of God  Jul 19, 2001
The novel Citadel of God is one of the finest works I have read about St.Benedict. While keeping St.Benedict as the main subject of the book, de Wohl also includes the chaotic war between the Goths and Byzantium. In doing this de Wohl unites the almost opposite "plots" through wicked Peter's visit to Monte Cassino and conversation with St.Benedict at Cassino while also remaining historically accurate.

In all this book is a must read for those who are interested in history and most importantly for a look at one man's journey to God.

Rome in Chaos - Benedict at Peace  Apr 3, 2001
This is an excellent rendering of the story of St. Benedict. Rome is in chaos. The Goths have destroyed all that ancient Rome was, and many Romans are willing to use any means to regain that ancient glory.

Peter, the unscrupulous, destroys the lives of nearly everyone he touches. Benedict, once his tutor, brings the life of God to all he touches.

As a boy, Benedict was told "Life is dirty. Don't think you can change it. No one can. And you are living in it." Benedict, seeing that the false life in Rome is "dirty," becomes a hermit and then the great saint that God calls him to be.

Read this book and enjoy your glimpse into Rome. De Wohl has obviously done a lot of research to provide us this historical fiction. His portrayal of Rome as unseemly and yet a jewel is fascinating. His portrayal of Benedict is enlightening.

The Citadel of God was Benedict's monastery. It still stands today and this book is a testament to a man that was favored by God because of his faith. Enjoy the book.


Write your own review about Citadel of God: A Novel About Saint Benedict

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support