For Children

From I-ville to You-ville

Archangel Raphael Book House

By Mersine Vingopoulo. Revised 2nd edition with new illustrations by Angeliki Delecha.

I-ville—a Kingdom where pride and selfishness dwell, and where people live by the motto “Me first!” You-ville—a Kingdom where humility and kindness have their home, and where people put the good of others before their own. This is a story of a young boy named Stubborn, as he strives to become the first person of I-ville to make the difficult journey to the beautiful, joy-filled Kingdom of You-ville, and to become a citizen there.

Drawn from the teachings of Elder Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (1924–1994), these lessons can be of tremendous spiritual benefit for young and old alike. The journey of young Stubborn is one that all of us must take, and which all of us can accomplish—if only we shrink our "I" and put "You" first!

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