A Saint For All Reasons: A Pocket Bible Of 100 Saints For Every Situation

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A must-have for anyone looking for a little help with the everyday problems life throw our waY.

Everyone can appreciate the stories, deeds, and symbolism of saints. These inspirational figures possess a nearly endless supply of the strengths it takes to overcome life's daily challenges. This handy pocket guide is a direct link to 100 saints that can be called upon to help out in just about every situation. A synopsis of each saint and his or ...

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Overview

A must-have for anyone looking for a little help with the everyday problems life throw our waY.

Everyone can appreciate the stories, deeds, and symbolism of saints. These inspirational figures possess a nearly endless supply of the strengths it takes to overcome life's daily challenges. This handy pocket guide is a direct link to 100 saints that can be called upon to help out in just about every situation. A synopsis of each saint and his or her prayer, combined with devotions and powerful illustrations, make this an invaluable reference for spiritual people everywhere!

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Publishers Weekly
Despite the proliferation of books about the saints, there always seems to be room for one more way of organizing and presenting the lives of these exalted beings. Muldoon, a Catholic theologian who teaches at Boston College, has written a welcome addition to the genre in this handy little anthology with brief descriptions of 100 saints accompanied by short prayers and rituals. As indicated by the title, the book is arranged according to the causes each saint is known for advocating. People seeking support for sea travel, for example, can apply to Brendan the Navigator, while those suffering from chronic pain can petition Lydwina of Schiedam. There's even a saint for home décor issues: Catherine of Bologna. Muldoon's collection embraces the familiar (Augustine, Francis of Assisi) and the obscure (Pharaildis, Roch), and includes a list giving a saint for every day of the year as well as Internet links for downloading images of favorite saints. Even devotees of the classic Butler's Lives of the Saints are sure to enjoy this fun, compact guide to some of Christianity's holiest people.
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Library Journal
This pleasing and unusual book is a brief vade mecum of saints' lives, organized by theme (e.g., "Home & Family," "Work & Weariness") and illuminated by appealing folk art-like illustrations in liturgical purples. The saints range from the near-legendary (Blaise) to the recently canonized (Josephine Bakhita). For each saint, Muldoon includes a short ritual and a prayer; the volume indexes by feast day, saint's name, and occasion. VERDICT Aesthetically pleasing and spiritually satisfying, this handbook will appeal to Catholics, Anglicans, and artists of all persuasions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780843713817
  • Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/10/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,512,256
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2010

    Handy little guide will provide comfort and guidance

    Sometimes we reach the end of our rope and we need special assistance to keep on going. When that happens, it's easier if we can rely on someone who's been there before us as a guide. For centuries, Christians have turned to the saints for help in times of crisis.

    A Saint For All Reasons is a handy guidebook of 100 saints we can call on when we're in need. Organized by category, this book provides a summary of who the saint was, and why he or she is associated with our particular situation. A ritual and prayer help us connect more fully with the saint and grow closer to God. The images of these saints can also be downloaded from the website, and a calendar of feast days and an alphabetical index of the saints is included for easy reference.

    It's easy to lose our focus when things aren't going well for us, and we forget that others have also faced dire situations and calamities. Remembering the saints and the trials and tribulations they faced can help put our problems in their true perspective. And in asking for their assistance, we can invoke Divine intervention.

    If you've wanted to know more about the saints, or wanted to begin to connect with them on a deeper level, A Saint For All Reasons is a great place to begin. You're sure to find someone who's been through something similar to you who can help. This handy little book, along with your Bible and your own relationship with God, will provide comfort and guidance.

    Reviewer: Alice Berger

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