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  • Great mothers in church history

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 08, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Graphic by Laura Erlanson
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Augustine of Hippo is known by Christians the world over for standing against heresy in the fifth century and laying a foundation for the Protestant Reformation a thousand years later.

    Lesser known is the fact that Augustine might never have become a Christian if not for his mother Monnica, who prayed for his salvation for years before eventually sailing from North Africa to Italy to beg her son to attend church. He honored her wishes and was saved when he heard the Gospel under the preaching of Ambrose of Milan. Read More