A Journey Across Iceland: The Ministry of Rev. Jon Sveinsson S.J. (Large Print / Paperback)

A Journey Across Iceland: The Ministry of Rev. Jon Sveinsson S.J. By John C. Wilhelmsson (Editor), Jon Sveinsson S. J. Cover Image
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Jon Sveinsson ("Nonni") is the only Jesuit priest ever born in Iceland. He left his homeland as a boy, with his beloved brother Armann ("Manni"), to follow their mutual call to become Jesuit missionaries. Although Manni has since passed on during his studies, Nonni is now the Reverend Jon Sveinsson S. J. The boys had wished to become Jesuit missionaries, like St. Francis Xavier, yet Jon Sveinsson has spent most of his time in the order as either a student, and now an instructor, in academia. Still longing to fulfill his dream of being a missionary he has volunteered to travel to Iceland to care for the souls of his fellow countrymen. Such is the premise of this classic Icelandic travelogue written by the man who would later become one of the most beloved children's authors of all time. With pictures and published in large print (www.c2op.com).

About the Author

This thrilling story "A Journey Across Iceland" was written by the famous Icelandic author of children's books and Jesuit Jon Sveinsson. He was born on November 16, 1857, at a farmstead in North Iceland. When he was a boy his nickname was "Nonni" and that is why the 12 books about his adventures and experiences are called the "Nonni books." During the twentieth century readers of all ages throughout the world devoured the stories of his adventures and the Nonni books became bestsellers - published in approximately 40 languages. This is the first ever publication as a book in English of this story of Jon Sveinsson's journey back to Iceland as a Jesuit priest.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780988656390
ISBN-10: 0988656396
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Chaos to Order Publishing
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2014
Pages: 136
Language: English