The Saints' Little Book of Wisdom

The Essential Teachings

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"I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone." --St. Francis of Assisi

In this palm-sized book of insight and inspiration Assaf offers readers bite-sized nuggets from saints (famous and obscure) to guide, comfort, and instruct. The wisdom spans thousands of years and is rooted in Christian philosophy dating back through the history of the Catholic Church.Yet, at times, it seems extraordinarily modern ("Maintain a spirit of peace and you'll save a thousand souls." --St. Seraphim of Sarov)

It's a perfect book for daily meditation. It can also be used as guidance in relation to a current dilemma by opening it to a random page and listening for the insight in the selection. Let customers know that while the language is often clearly Judeo-Christian, the wisdom is of the ages." --Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight

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Book Details

Pages

400 Pages

Size

4.25 x 5

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

09/01/2016

ISBN

978-1-57174-763-1

Publisher

Hampton Roads Publishing

Authors

  • Author Andrea Kirk Assaf

    Andrea Kirk Assaf is an editor, journalist, and translator who divides her time between Rome and Michigan.

From Saint Teresa of Calcutta to Saint Francis of Assisi, the words of the saints provide comfort, strength, and peace in times of need and in times of joy. In this beautiful, handy collection, the wisdom of the saints has been distilled into themes such as love, faith, hope, and joy. This volume offers 300 bite-sized nuggets of inspiration and wisdom for readers to turn to time and time again.

Here are quotes from more than 150 saints on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Faith and prayer
  • Love
  • Family
  • Hope and joy
  • Listening to God
  • Dignity and suffering

“Joy is a net of love by which we catch souls.” –Saint Teresa of Calcutta

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” –Saint Francis of Assisi

“To reach something good, it is very useful to have gone astray and thus acquire experience.” –Saint Teresa of Avila

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"I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone." --St. Francis of Assisi

In this palm-sized book of insight and inspiration Assaf offers readers bite-sized nuggets from saints (famous and obscure) to guide, comfort, and instruct. The wisdom spans thousands of years and is rooted in Christian philosophy dating back through the history of the Catholic Church.Yet, at times, it seems extraordinarily modern ("Maintain a spirit of peace and you'll save a thousand souls." --St. Seraphim of Sarov)

It's a perfect book for daily meditation. It can also be used as guidance in relation to a current dilemma by opening it to a random page and listening for the insight in the selection. Let customers know that while the language is often clearly Judeo-Christian, the wisdom is of the ages." --Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight