Saints Preserve Us!: Everything You Need to Know about Every Saint You'll Ever Need

Saints Preserve Us!: Everything You Need to Know about Every Saint You'll Ever Need

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by Sean Kelly, Rosemary Rogers
     
 

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Hilarious and comprehensive, the ultimate guide to the universe of saints—and what each one means. Cross-referenced by birthdays, professions, and ailments, this is a must-have for any true believer with a proper sense of fun. Illustrated throughout. The authors will appear on Today.  See more details below

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Hilarious and comprehensive, the ultimate guide to the universe of saints—and what each one means. Cross-referenced by birthdays, professions, and ailments, this is a must-have for any true believer with a proper sense of fun. Illustrated throughout. The authors will appear on Today.

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Who is the patron saint of arms dealers? Of oversleeping? If you were throwing a party, who would you invoke for new wine and the hangover the next morning? The answers are found in this lighthearted look at the saints written by former National Lampoon editor Kelly and New York humor writer Rogers. Approximately 585 saints are listed alphabetically and cross-referenced by birthdays, ethnicity, disease, and occupation (sailors seem to implore the saints most often). Most entries list some cruel and unusual torture leading to martyrdom, including hot nails driven through flesh, skinning alive, and the old standby, crucifixion. This guide won't replace Butler's Lives of the Saints , but it gives a fresh take on saint biographies.-- L. Kriz, Sioux City P.L., Ia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679750383
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
343
Sales rank:
660,944
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.73(d)

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Saints Preserve Us!: Everything You Need to Know about Every Saint You'll Ever Need 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loaned this book to my dad and don't know where it got to. Had to have it again! It's fun and informative. It brings saints down to a human level that allows the average person to relate. The reader is reminded that in order to become a saint, a person must be human first and as humans are not always perfect. Love it, Love it, Love it! (Also great as a general reference book for patrons, etc.)