The Wisdom of the Saints: An Anthology / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 95%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (31) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $5.20   
  • Used (25) from $1.99   

More About This Textbook


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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195059151
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1989
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,040,374
  • 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.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • 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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)