The Loyola Treasury of Saints: From the Time of Jesus to Present Day

The Loyola Treasury of Saints: From the Time of Jesus to Present Day

by David Self, Amanda Hall
     
 

Both children and adults will enjoy this beautiful collection of over 100 saint biographies. The Loyola Treasury of Saints  by David Self contains vibrant stories, illustrations, and photographs that detail the lives of saints from the time of Jesus to today. Many of the saint biographies are accompanied by short explanations of historical and

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Both children and adults will enjoy this beautiful collection of over 100 saint biographies. The Loyola Treasury of Saints  by David Self contains vibrant stories, illustrations, and photographs that detail the lives of saints from the time of Jesus to today. Many of the saint biographies are accompanied by short explanations of historical and cultural settings as well as anecdotes about the times in which the saints lived.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Addressing a broad audience of Christians, this comprehensive catalogue offers a rich collection of biographical stories, legends and illustrations that detail the lives of the saints. Broadly defining a saint as "a very good or holy person," Self groups the stories in chronological order, beginning with Mary and ending with Oscar Romero, the archbishop of El Salvador who was killed in 1980 (and who has not been canonized), and including Orthodox as well as Roman Catholic saints. A final section introduces angels and archangels, "God's messengers." The stories stand alone but also refer to one another, so that the book can be browsed as well as enjoyably read straight through. The design telegraphs information quickly. Headings encapsulate messages associated with the saint (Augustine: "Make Me Good, but Not Yet"; Julian of Norwich: "All Shall Be Well"). Boxed sections provide additional anecdotal or historical information (an entry on Spiridion contains a section explaining the Council of Nicea). Throughout, the writing is inviting and almost conversational. The story of Paul, for example, begins, "It was the stoning of Stephen that started it." A variety of illustrations supplements each entry: paintings and stained glass renditions of lives of the saints, photographs of artifacts and historic locations, architectural renderings of ancient buildings, as well as pictures and symbols (an ancient scroll near the clay jar in which it was stored; the chi-rho emblem of Constantine). These tales of ordinary people who lived in extraordinary, holy ways provide both a wonderfully entertaining read and inspiring examples of courage and goodness. Ages 8-14. (Mar.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780829417852
Publisher:
Loyola Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
842,940
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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