The short stories in Holy Terrors and Gentle Souls
bring to life the real struggles of ten beloved saints and Christian heroes, inviting readers to reflect on how, throughout Church history, the Holy Spirit has called people to become more than they ever thought they could be. A princess and a Christian, Elizabeth freely shares her husband's wealth with the poor, earning their favor--and a promise of revenge from her husband's jealous brother. When Teresa boldly starts a new convent to reform the Carmelite order, it causes an uproar in Ávila. She's confident that she is following God's will, but her sister isn't so sure. Archbishop Oscar Romero expects to be assassinated by the military any day for speaking out on behalf of El Salvador's poor. As he prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice, he is gripped by fear and doubt.
A companion leader's guide is also available, which includes suggestions for using the stories with groups.