The Wisdom of the Saints: An Anthology / Edition 1

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Covering more than 2,000 years of Christian history, this deeply moving collection presents hundreds of brief and encouraging observations, exhortations, and affirmations of joy, faith, hope, folly, and much more from the writings of both famous and lesser-known saints. From the polished literary statements of St. Francis de Sales to the near-legendary remarks of the early wonder-working saints of Ireland, they invite you to join the timeless communion of those who have loved God- men and women of every century and of every social and cultural circumstance.

As a human family that transcends time and place, the saints impart to you the strength to cope with every earthbound struggle and care. They add depth and significance to every challenge you face, even as their profound words lift your spirit ever closer to the sublime ecstasy of eternal life.

This unique anthology presents hundreds of aphoristic sayings from the writings and recorded literary statements of both famous and obscure saints.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195059151
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1989
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author


Jill Haak Adels, Ph.D., works as a psychologist in private practice and for the Northampton Public Schools. She lives in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2004

    An incomparable treasure trove of wisdom!

    I LOVE this book! I return to it again and again and always find what I am seeking, be it comfort, reassurance, insight, enlightenment, or simply comic relief and a fresh perspective on things. It is inspiring to read the actual words spoken by the saints throughout the ages, and to be able to perceive their humanity, as well as their holiness and wisdom. The broad range encompassed in this collection is awesome, and it's topical organization makes it a snap to find what you're looking for. This book should be in the library of any thinking person who seeks and values the eternal truths regarding the human condition, and life both here and hereafter.

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