Saints For Dummies

Saints For Dummies

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by John Trigilio Jr., Kenneth Brighenti
     
 

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An in-depth resource that separates fact from myth about the lives of saints

Saints For Dummies offers information on famous saints (both men and women) from the Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic traditions. With a historical biography on each saint including information on what they are known for, what they did in life to achieve sainthood, and

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An in-depth resource that separates fact from myth about the lives of saints

Saints For Dummies offers information on famous saints (both men and women) from the Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic traditions. With a historical biography on each saint including information on what they are known for, what they did in life to achieve sainthood, and how readers can pray to them in time of need. This easy-to-understand guide reveals that most saints were very common, ordinary, and imperfect human beings with faults and foibles who overcame their shortcomings to become figures of great spiritual and historical significance. You get a unique glimpse into the lives and the character traits of these righteous men and women, as well as future pending saints.

  • Explains which saints are invoked for specific situations
  • Rev. John Trigilio and Rev. Kenneth Brighenti are the coauthors of Catholicism For Dummies, Women in the Bible For Dummies and John Paul II For Dummies

Whether you're a scholar or just curious about the topic, Saints For Dummies will have you intrigued and informed from the first page.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470533581
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/02/2010
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
626,957
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Rev. John Trigilio, PhD, ThD, an ordained priest for over 25 years, is a parish priest and retired Navy chaplain. Serving the Church for over 20 years, Rev. Kenneth Brighenti, PhD is a priest for two Catholic parishes and has worked as a hospital chaplain. Together, the Reverends co-host a weekly television program, Crash Course on Catholicism. Fathers Trigilio and Brighenti speak nationally on Catholicism, and they have authored or co-authored numerous books, including the bestselling Catholicism For Dummies.

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Saints For Dummies 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Jeffrey Plourde More than 1 year ago
A good summary of Catholic belief on the Saints followed by short essays describing who many of the more well known Saints are. Beginning with first century Christians revering their heros through modern heros, this is a good introduction to our Christian ancesters.
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