Saints

Saints

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Overview

From Polycarp to St. Francis, Benedict to Aidan, Brigid to Clare--and many others in between--Saints shares the stories of heroism, adventure, servanthood, and humility that define the lives of some of history's most-cherished saints. Through rich reverence and engaging narrative, Scot Bower uncovers the personalities of the Western and Eastern saints from the time of the Early Church Fathers to the mid-thirteenth century.


Complete with prayers, feature boxes, and striking illustrations by Linda Baker Smith, this unique collection of saints brings devoted men and women of the past to new life, offering insight into how their dedication to faith, contemplation, stability, compassion, and reconciliation have place in today's ever-busy world. It is a book that will inspire and delight, to be pored over and returned to again and again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506458328
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 04/24/2019
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Scot Bower is a writer, speaker, missionary, and member of the 24-7 Prayer movement. Scot travels widely in Eastern Europe, encouraging fresh expressions of the Christian Church, coaching young leaders, and championing 24-7 Prayer. He has led a number of mission trips throughout Eastern Europe and has belonged to a monastic community in Macedonia.

Linda Baker Smith studied art at Bristol College of Art and Design. Since leaving college she has worked as a professional illustrator for publishers and designers on a wide range of commissions. She has contributed to various art exhibitions and has held her own one-woman shows. She is married with three children.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction (My Story) 8

Chapter 1 First Saints

Love and Devotion 15

Polycarp of Smyrna 15

Clement of Rome 25

Chapter 2 Hermit Saints

Beloved Solitude 28

Antony of Egypt 28

Wisdom of the Desert Fathers 37

Chapter 3 Soldier Saints

Justice and Mission 38

Martin of Tours 38

Boris and Gleb 49

Chapter 4 Latin Saints

Stability and Obedience 50

Benedict of Nursia 50

Gregory the Great 63

Chapter 5 Wandering Saints

Pilgrimage and Adventure 65

Brendan the Navigator 65

Brigid of Kildare 77

Chapter 6 Celtic Saints

Learning and Discovery 81

Aidan, Abbot of Lindisfarne 81

Hild, Abbess of Whitby 93

Chapter 7 Eastern Saints

Wisdom and Grace 95

Cyril and Methodius 95

Clement of Ohrid 104

Chapter 8 Poor Saints

Beauty and Creativity 107

Francis of Assisi 107

Clare of Assisi 122

Bibliography 126

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