Now in paperback, the first full-scale compendium of the lives of the saints since the classic 17th-century Butler's! Respected Notre Dame theologian and historian, McBrien provides a contemporary account of all the saints that provide models of Christian living for today's believers.
An authoritative successor to the multi-volume 'Butler's Lives Of The Saints'. Although Butler's still is available in various editions, there has not been a new, expert compendium from a fresh, contemporary viewpoint in a long time. McBrien, one of our leading authorities on Catholicism, presents inside information on:
- How saints are chosen
- Great Christians who may not become saints (e.g. Dorothy Day, who had an abortion and an illegitimate child before her dramatic conversion to Catholicism and serving the poor)
- Likely new saints (Mother Teresa, etc, including many Americans)
- The story of the huge number of recently named saints (many from Africa)
Celebrated by the breadth of Catholic readers in hardback, this new paperback edition will be the only complete, contemporary, one-volume 'Lives Of The Saints' available. This affordable, fresh alternative to Butler's famous edition will succeed as both a gift book and an accessible reference guide for years to come.