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Courage in the Colosseum

Release the Lions!

Join Maggie and Mikey in this second installment of the Virtue Adventures as they join Ancient Rome. After lying to avoid being bullied about her faith, Maggie is filled with guilt when Mikey appears with another mission from God. This time our pair will race in the Colosseum, witness the Great Fire of Rome, hide in the catacombs, and learn how the courage of one martyr can inspire thousands. But will Maggie stand up for what she believes even after witnessing such courage? Or will she lie in order to fit in again?

Your Child Can Become A Virtue Adventurer!

The purpose of the Virtue Adventure series is to instill an appreciation and desire for virtue in children. We hope that the stories educate them on what the virtues are and inspire them to develop them in their own personal life.

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Meet BB Gallagher

Courage in the Colosseum  is Brian's fourth published book and second of the Virtue Adventures series.

Married to Alyssa and father to Charlie, John Paul, Evelyn and Henry, he appreciates what time he gets in front of the computer to write. As publisher of Good & True, Brian is leading the future of Children's literature, one moral lesson at a time.

In what little spare time he has, Brian teaches at Belmont Abbey College, enjoys strategic board games and losing at Fantasy Football...

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What Will My Child Learn From This Story?

Courage is a virtue that is necessary to live the virtuous life today. Being a man or woman of high moral standing is often ridiculed by society today. People will say there is no such thing as right and wrong anymore. People will say the Christian tenets you live your life by are delusions. The story Maggie is picked on for the cross necklace around her neck. She cowers in fear from the bully and denies her faith, saying that she doesn't like going to Church. Maggie is then recruited by her guardian angel, Mikey, for yet another mission - one to find the virtue of Courage. So she goes back to the early Christians of Rome, persecuted for believing in Christ. Through their example she comes to learn that courage is not about not being scared but it is what you do in the face of fear and the confidence that you have in God's will.

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What are the Virtue Adventures?

Meet Maggie Murphy, a ten year old girl who lives in Mars, Pennsylvania with the most annoying younger brother. Like any kid, Maggie struggles with doing the right and helping others. However, that is all about to change when Maggie is suddenly commissioned by her quick-witted Guardian Angel, Mikey, to join him on a mission from God.

Travel back in time to places such as Ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt as Maggie and Mikey save the fate of the world. Virtue Adventures gives a glimpse into history while also teaching readers about the importance of various classical virtues such as Justice, Courage, Hope, and Temperance.

Packaged in a way that kids will understand and enjoy, B.B. Gallagher has created a platform where kids can start a discussion with parents about the various virtues focused on in each installment. Just like Maggie, your reader will grow each day closer to God through reading and discussing ‘Virtue Adventures.’

A Chapter Book with Sketches
Adventurous, Historical, Formative
Perfect for 2nd to 4th Graders


I hope the Virtue Adventures provide a fun, deeper introduction to the virtues for children. Maggie's story has been a joy to write and I hope they enjoy time-traveling with her and learning about these ancient civilizations.

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Our Social Cause

A portion of sales from this book will go our Corporate charity, Project Sweet Peas. Project Sweet Peas is a 501(c)3 national non-profit organization coordinated by volunteers, who through personal experience have become passionate about providing support to families of premature or sick infants and to those who have been affected by pregnancy and infant loss.

Project Sweet Peas acknowledges the importance of parental involvement in caregiving and decision-making in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and seeks to promote family-centered care (FCC) competencies in hospitals nationwide. Care packages, hospital events, peer-to-peer support, financial aid, educational materials, and other Project Sweet Peas services, support the cultural, spiritual, emotional, and financial needs of families as they endure life in the NICU.

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