Women Saints: Lives of Faith and Courage

Women Saints: Lives of Faith and Courage

by Kathleen Jones
     
 
Inspiring stories of forty omen expand our view of holiness and challenges us to live a more Christian life.

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Inspiring stories of forty omen expand our view of holiness and challenges us to live a more Christian life.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
In Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt recalls a day spent reading Butler's Lives of the Saints. For a lad of 13, the stories of martyrdom and torture were sufficiently gory to provide fascinating reading. Jones intends no such engagement here. Rather, she pieces together straightforward accounts of the conditions and influences that contributed to the achievements of 51 women (40 in the main text and 11 others in appendixes). Each of eight sections--Visionaries, Martyrs, Collaborators, Wives and Mothers, Penitents, Outcasts, Innovators, and Missionaries--includes an introductory essay and short biographical entries. Because of the summary nature of the entries, Jones's tone is occasionally flat, and she makes some sweeping generalizations. In addition, American readers may find some of the language awkward. The entries are not footnoted, but a bibliography organized by entry is provided. Recommended for women's studies collections and public libraries where interest in religion is strong.--Jan Blodgett, Davidson Coll. Lib., NC Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570752919
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.62(d)

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