These pages remind us that God's grace can conquer every human flaw . . .
Christ came not to call saints but to make them — often out of weak, stupid, and sinful men. That’s why the saints are not only models of holiness for us to imitate; they’re reminders that God’s grace can outshine every human flaw.
As Alban Goodier’s classic Saints for Sinners shows us, even the greatest saints had to battle the same stubborn vices, temptations of the flesh, and bouts of spiritual dryness that afflict you and me today. In these pages, with a style that perfectly blends hagiographical detail, spiritual meditation, and a skilled storyteller’s touch, Archbishop Goodier brings us the tales of:
Read these stories and find in them delight and encouragement, as well as hope. You'll come to see that there is no one so sinful, weak, or desolate that God has not already raised another like him to the heights of glory.
Read an excerpt.
I loved reading this book.
I learned things I did not know.
It showed how people living on the edge
You will love it, also.
I bought this book because it contained the stories of some of the saints that I have grown to love, especially St. Joseph of Cupertino, the Flying Friar. Here was a man whom nobody wanted; not even his parents. But God wanted him and showered him with graces all his lonely life. I think that it is the love of God that drew me to this book; God's love for the seemingly unlovable, and their love for Him. Stories of such transformations that they could only be of God. It is a book to feed the soul.
1.The Restless Soul: ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
2.The Second Magdalene: ST. MARGARET OF CORTONA
3.The Waif: ST. JOHN OF GOD
4.The "Failure": ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
5.The Prisoner: ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS
6.The Gambler: ST. CAMILLUS DE LELLIS
7.The Dunce: ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO
8.The Interior Martyr: ST. CLAUDE DE LA COLOMBIÈRE
9.The Beggar: ST. BENEDICT JOSEPH LABRE
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