Best Christian Saints Books
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1. Experiencing God – Member Book: Knowing and Doing the Will of God
Author: by Henry T. Blackaby
Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God – Member Book is the revised and expanded edition that helps leaders to promote the classic, best-selling, 13 week study and conduct an Experiencing God Weekend or churchwide spiritual growth emphasis. Written by Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby, and Claude King, the Experiencing God Bible Study is based on the Experiencing God book, which has sold millions of copies worldwide.
Through examination of biblical and contemporary illustrations, participants will understand and apply seven realities of experiencing God. Churches will be helped to better function as the body of Christ, as members understand how to experience God as a church. The Member Book:Is the workbook for doing the 13 week studyHas been updated with new illustration and testimonial contentIs also included in the revised Leader Kit
2. Saints Around the World
Author: by Meg Hunter-Kilmer
The lives of the Saints are one of the most powerful ways God draws people to himself, showing us the love and the joy we can find in him. But so often, these Saints seem distantimpossibly holy or dull or unlike us in race and age and state in life.
In Saints Around the World, you’ll meet over one-hundred Saints from more than sixty countries, including Saints with different disabilities, strengths, and struggles. The beautiful illustrations and captivating storytelling will introduce you and your children to new heavenly friends while also helping you fall more in love with Jesus.
Each story in this book is written not only to capture the imagination but also to speak about God’s tremendous love and our call to be saints. There are stories in Saints Around the World for when you feel like life isn’t fair, when people are being unkind to you, when you’ve made a terrible mistake, when you’re struggling at school, when prayer is hard.
And there are stories of shouting down Nazis, of fleeing a murderous villain, of making scientific discoveries, of smoking a cigar while enemy soldiers amputate your leg. There are scared Saints, brilliant Saints, weak Saints, adventurous Saints, abused Saints, overjoyed Saints, disabled Saintsand the point of every one of them is the love of God.
3. The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity
Author: by Cynthia Bourgeault
September 14, 2010
The author of The Wisdom Jesus takes readers on a journey to discover the real Mary Magdaleneand finds a powerful, ancient model for 21st-century spirituality Mary Magdalene is one of the most influential symbols in the history of Christianityyet, if you look in the Bible, you’ll find only a handful of verses that speak of her.
How did she become such a compelling saint in the face of such paltry evidence? In her effort to answer that question, Cynthia Bourgeault examines the Bible, church tradition, art, legend, and newly discovered texts to see what’s there. She then applies her own reasoning and intuition, informed by the wisdom of the ages-old Christian contemplative tradition.
What emerges is a radical view of Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s most important disciple, the one he considered to understand his teaching best. That teaching was characterized by a nondualistic approach to the world and by a deep understanding of the value of the feminine.
Cynthia shows how an understanding of Mary Magdalene can revitalize contemporary Christianity, how Christians and others can, through her, find their way to Jesus’s original teachings and apply them to their modern lives.
4. Stories of the Saints: Bold and Inspiring Tales of Adventure, Grace, and Courage
Author: by Carey Wallace
Workman Publishing Company
Performing Miracles.Facing Wild Lions.Confronting Demons. Transforming the World. From Augustine to Mother Teresa, officially canonized as St. Teresa of Calcutta, discover seventy of the best-known and best-loved saints and read their riveting stories. Meet Joan of Arc, whose transcendent faith compelled her to lead an army when the king’s courage failed.
Francis of Assisi, whose gentleness tamed a man-eating wolf. Valentine, a bishop in the time of ancient Rome, who spoke so often of Christ’s love that his saint’s day, February 12, has been associated with courtly love since the Middle Ages.
St. Thomas Aquinas, the great teacher. Peter Claver, who cared for hundreds of thousands of people on slave ships after their voyage as captives. And Bernadette, whose vision of Mary instructed her to dig the spring that became the healing waters of Lourdes.
Each saint is illustrated in a dramatic and stylized full-color portrait, and included in every entry are the saint’s dates, location, emblems, feast days, and patronage. Taken together, these stories create a rich, inspiring, and entertaining history of faith and courage.
5. Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Revised and Expanded
Author: by Henry T. Blackaby
This is not a Workbook edition. The Experiencing God ministry is even more vibrant today than when it began. As it continues to rise, and the world continues to change, the Experiencing God book has been revised and expanded with more than seventy percent of its material newly written.
A modern classic that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator.
6. Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul
Author: by Maria Faustina Kowalska
This bestselling book that birthed the Divine Mercy movement, one of the fastest growing movements in world today. This amazing narrrative will stir your heart and soul while it chronicles the experience of a simple Polish nun.
7. Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux (the Little Flower) [The Authorized English Translation of Therese's Original Unaltered Manuscripts]
Author: by Therese de Lisieux
Translated from the critical edition by John Clarke, OCD, 3rd ed.(1997). Includes general and biblical index, with 8 pages of photos. Two and a half years before her death in 1897 at the age of 24, as Thrse Martin began writing down her childhood memories at the request of her blood sisters in the Lisieux Carmel, few could have guessed the eventual outcome.
Yet this Story of my soul, first published in 1898 in a highly edited version, quickly became a modern spiritual classic, read by millions and translated into dozens of languages around the world. Decades later, in response to growing requests from scholars and devotees of the Saint, a facsimile edition of the manuscripts appeared, along with more popular French editions of what the Saint had actually written.
Here, expressed with all of Thrse’s original spontaneity and fervor, we rediscover the great themes of her spirituality: confidence and love, the little way, abandonment to God’s merciful love, and her mission in the church and world today. Father John Clarke’s acclaimed translation, first published in 1975 and now accepted as the standard throughout the English-speaking world, is a faithful and unaffected rendering of Thrse’s own words, from the original manuscripts.
8. Drinking with the Saints: The Sinner's Guide to a Holy Happy Hour
Author: by Michael P. Foley
Raise Your Spirits and Toast the Saints Recipe for a liturgically correct cocktail: mix Bartender’s Guide and Lives of the Saints, shake well, garnish with good cheer. Drinking with the Saintsis a concoction that both sinner and saint will savor.
Michael Foley offers the faithful drinker witty and imaginative instruction on the appropriate libations for the seasons, feasts, and saints’ days of the Church year. A guide to wine, beer, and spirits, including 38 original cocktails Lively sketches of scores of saints, from the popular to the obscure Tips on giving the perfect toast and on mixing the perfect drink Even includes drinks for Lent!
9. Confessions (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: by Saint Augustine
Oxford University Press
In his own day the dominant personality of the Western Church, Augustine of Hippo today stands as perhaps the greatest thinker of Christian antiquity, and his Confessions is one of the great works of Western literature. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine relates his rare ascentfrom a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of power at the imperial court in Milan, his struggle against the domination of his sexual nature, his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage, and the recovery of the faith his mother Monica had taught him during his childhood.
Now, Henry Chadwick, an eminent scholar of early Christianity, has given us the first new English translation in thirty years of this classic spiritual journey. Chadwick renders the details of Augustine’s conversion in clear, modern English. We witness the future saint’s fascination with astrologyand with the Manichees, and then follow him through scepticism and disillusion with pagan myths until he finally reaches Christian faith.
10. The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide for Everyday Living
Author: by Timothy M. Gallagher
St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, is one of the most influential spiritual leaders of all time, yet many readers find his Rules for Discernment hard to understand. What can Ignatius teach us about the discernment of spirits that lies at the very heart of Christian life?
In The Discernment of Spirits, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, a talented teacher, retreat leader, and scholar, helps us understand the Rules and how their insights are essential for our spiritual growth today. By integrating the Rules and the experience of contemporary people, Gallagher shows the precision, clarity, and insight of Ignatius’s Rules, as well as the relevance of his thought for spiritual life today.
When we learn to read Ignatius correctly, we discover in his remarkable words our own struggles, joys, and triumphs. This book is for all who desire greater awareness of God’s action in their daily spiritual lives, and is essential reading for retreat directors, spiritual directors, priests, and counselors.
11. Carlo Acutis: The First Millennial Saint
Author: by Nicola Gori
Carlo Acutis, born May 3, 1991, fully embraced the gift of life. Known as a computer whiz, he also liked to play soccer, video games, and the saxophone. He enjoyed watching his favorite police dramas and making short films with his star cast of cats and dogs.
He had many friends and enjoyed spending time with them. Yet Carlo was a little different at school, in the pizzerias, and on the soccer field. What set Carlo apart was his constant pursuit of holiness. In addition to his fun hobbies, he spent time teaching catechism classes and serving in soup kitchens.
Carlo loved to attend daily Mass and frequent Eucharistic adoration. The Word of God and the Eucharist were the center of his life. Carlo’s unwavering devotion to the Eucharist inspired him to tell the story of Eucharistic miracles through a website he created just for fun.
He wanted to deepen his own knowledge of these phenomena, to strengthen his devotion to Jesus, and to invite others to grow in love for the Eucharist. The website subsequently caught the attention of people across the globe, introducing countless people to Eucharistic miracles.
12. Mystical City of God: Volume I-IV
Author: by Mary of Agreda
This magnificent set is an heirloom that should be in every Catholic home library.Dictated to Ven. Mary of Agreda (1601-1664) by the Blessed Mother herself, The Mystical City of God is an amazing collection of four books of revelations about the life of Mary and the divine plan for creation and the salvation of souls that has been enthralling readers for centuries.
Composed of the Conception, Incarnation, Transfixion and Coronation, this magnificent narrative takes the reader through the various stages of the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, plus it reveals all sorts of facts about our entire salvation history. Beautiful hardcover binding with elegant gold-foil details.
The interior is reproduced at 100% of the size in the original book and printed from the original negatives for complete fidelity. Sold as a set of 4 only. \”Mystical City of God is the only book I read anymore. I\’m going to read it for the rest of my life.
When I get through the 4 volumes, I start over.\” -A.B., LA
13. Priest and Beggar: The Heroic Life of Venerable Aloysius Schwartz
Author: by Kevin Wells
In 1957, at twenty-seven years old, Father Aloysius Schwartz of Washington, D.C., asked to be sent to one of the saddest places in the world: South Korea in the wake of the Korean War. Just a few months into his priesthood, he stepped off the train in Seoul into a dystopian film.
Squatters with blank stares picked through hills of garbage. Paper-fleshed orphans lay on the streets like leftover war shrapnel. The scenes pierced him. Within just fifteen years, Father Schwartz had changed the course of Korean history, founding and reforming orphanages, hospitals, hospices, clinics, schools, and the Sisters of Mary, a Korean religious order dedicated to the sickest of the sick and the poorest of the poor.
All the while, he himselflike the Sisterslived the same hard poverty as the people he served and loved. Biographer Kevin Wells tells the story of a different kind of American hero, an ordinary priest who stared down corruption, slander, persecution, and death for the sake of God’s poor.
15. Lives of the Saints
Author: by Alban Butler
Butler’s Lives of the Saints is the most revered Catholic book after the Bible, the Missal and The Imitation of Christ. A Saint or two for each day of the calendar. Great for a daily meditation; each life is followed by a “lesson” from the life to help us apply the virtues of the Saint to ourselves.
Great for the entire family. Includes famous Saints since Fr. Butler’s time; all recounted in the same beautiful, reverent spirit that was his.Impr.463 pgs, PB
16. Daily Lessons from the Saints: 52 Weeks of Inspiration and Encouragement
Author: by Father Brice Higginbotham
Lessons from the lives of the saintsa year of daily wisdom and inspiration The saints inspire us, instruct us, and intercede with God for us. Incorporate their wisdom into your life with Daily Lessons from the Saints. Every week, you’ll get to know a different saintand every day, you’ll explore new ways to emulate their faithfulness.
The short readings take just 5 minutes or less, so you can easily find time to reflect. Discover what it means to live a life of heroic faith, and focus your intentions through brief practices and prayers. Follow the book alongside the liturgical calendar, or read at your own pace; whatever your approach, the saints will accompany you step by step on your journey closer to God.
Daily Lessons from the Saints includes: 52 Weeks, 365 daysConnect more deeply by focusing on a single saint (or a pair of saints) every week, with seven daily readings about their lives and legacy. Thoughtful lessonsDiscover lessons, exercises, and practices guided by the week’s saint, showing you how to apply their timeless wisdom to your modern life.