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Holy wisdom to help you solve 30 of life's common problems.
No matter what temptations you feel or troubles you have, there's a saint who also had those problems and can help you deal with them.
St. Augustine is here, along with St. Elisabeth Ann Seton, St. Catherine of Siena, and St. Francis de Sales. But you'll also meet lesser-known saints, including St. Maria de la Cabeza, St. Joaquina, and St. Theophan the Recluse.
Indeed, here you'll encounter over 400 saints who, by their example and intercession, will help you resist temptations, resolve problems, and bear with grace, good cheer, and Christian hope the ones you can't break free of.
Fr. Joseph Esper, author of the popular companion volume, Saintly Solutions, here considers over thirty of life's common problems, showing you how the saints dealt with each of them and grew holier as they did so. Better yet, he explains how you can, too.
In each chapter, Fr. Esper includes for reflection thought-provoking quotes from saints, a practical section entitled "Something you might try," and solid suggestions for further reading. That makes More Saintly Solutions immensely valuable for everyone who struggles with life's common problems and who wants to face them with the unquenchable joy of the saints!
Help from the saints on:
Abuse and neglect Academic problems Anger Criticism Difficulties praying Distrust of God Eccentricity Failure False accusations Family difficulties Forgetfulness Gambling Grief Household duties Imprisonment Insomnia Irritations Legal problems Lust Marital problems Mental illness Neglect Physical deformities Pride Scrupulosity Self-indulgence Shyness Speech problems Spiritual dryness Spiritual warfare Stubbornness Temptations Uncertainty Unforgiveness Widowhood Much more!
This book is a wonderful reference for day to day struggles. I've not gotten through the entire book but I've found so much useful and helpful information. I've always been interested in the lives of the saints and this is a wonderful addition to my library. I would recommend this.
Each chapter will contain some examples of saints and how they may have had these problems in their own lives. It has quotes from many different saints, and also a very, very brief biography on each saint is included in the back of the book. (I mean by brief, maybe one or two sentences on average.)
Anyway, this book is a very neat tool to receive helpful advice on various things in life! It's not a 12 -step program that will go into huge depth, but it might just give you that helpful hint you've been waiting for.
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3.The Uncommunist Cow
4.The Donkey's Legs
5. Montague Runs Away
6.The Dancing Bear
7 Loaves and Little Fishes
8.The Donkey-Boy's Coat
9.Giving Mr. Oates
10.The White Mouse's Story
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Bedside Book of Saints, A
Nothing Short of a Miracle
Learning the Virtues
Saints for Sinners
How to Resist Temptation