Saintly Solutions to Life's Common Problems - From Anger, Boredom, and Temptation to Gluttony, Gossip, and Greed

Saintly Solutions to Life's Common Problems - From Anger, Boredom, and Temptation to Gluttony, Gossip, and Greed

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by Joseph M. Esper, Fr Joseph M. Esper
     
 

Whatever you're struggling with, you're not alone: there's a saint who is not only praying for you before the throne of God, but who went through the same thing you're going through. In Saintly Solutions, Fr. Joseph Esper introduces you to over 350 saints who suffered in ways that you and I suffer every day, and who will bring you, too, to peace! Fr. Esper considers…  See more details below

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Whatever you're struggling with, you're not alone: there's a saint who is not only praying for you before the throne of God, but who went through the same thing you're going through. In Saintly Solutions, Fr. Joseph Esper introduces you to over 350 saints who suffered in ways that you and I suffer every day, and who will bring you, too, to peace! Fr. Esper considers over forty of life's common problems, showing how saints overcame these challenges and difficulties, and even grew holier as they did so. Better yet, he explains how you can, too.

In each chapter, Fr. Esper includes thought-provoking quotes from saints for further reflection, a practical section entitled "Something you might try," and solid recommendations for further reading. That makes Saintly Solutions immensely valuable for everyone who struggles with life's common problems and wants to face them with the unquenchable joy of the saints!

Editorial Reviews

Peter Kreeft
"A truly useful compendium of practical wisdom from the most godly sources in the world. Reading this book is like entering a cathedral."
author, Making Sense Out of Suffering
Publishers Weekly
Catholics seeking relief from temptations and difficulties may find comfort in Saintly Solutions to Life's Common Problems from Anger, Boredom, and Temptation to Gluttony, Gossip, and Greed, by Father Joseph Esper. Esper notes that "the saints, too, had to struggle with life's problems," and their example can be inspirational to those who are in need. Although the book's concept is not very original, it is full of useful anecdotes and practical suggestions. ( Jan.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781928832379
Publisher:
Sophia Institute Press
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
619,307
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Fitnstitchin More than 1 year ago
This book is a treasure, it is something you can use in your personal and professional lives. "Saintly Solutions" by Fr. Joseph Esper. A book to inspire you through this Advent Season and throughout the new upcoming year. Fr. Esper writes about over forty common problems we all may share in today's time. He relates these with Saints that have shared the same dilemma's through their lives. It's a book that you can't read straight through, but a little at a time and when you need that extra assurance to help you along your way. I highly recommend this book and am honored to be able to receive a complimentary copy from Sophia Institute Press
Guest More than 1 year ago
Meet your solutions on every page with chuckles, sniffles, and a frequent 'Ah-ha!' Gather insight and inspiration to cope with daily challenges right here, right now. It's a joy to read. Each topic includes several pages of illustrative stories from and about saints -- real people with the same flawed human nature that we share. Fr. Esper's wise commentary offers further illumination. Each topic concludes with 'For Further Reflection' -- quotes to contemplate; 'Something You Might Try' -- practical suggestions; 'Further Reading' -- references to related Scripture, Classics, and Contemporary Works; and, a Prayer of solution. This is a book that offers you a richer life in spirit and in the world, one solution at a time. This is THE book to give to friends. It is ideal for your nightstand, your book group, and class study. This is a book to keep by your side for lifetime.