A beautifully produced illustrated volume that includes the lives and stories of saints who have been venerated and loved by Christians through history. David Self, the respected Lion author who died in 2008, poses at the outset the question of what makes a saint. He makes it clear that there are no simple answers, but all can be described as ‘holy people’. He tells the stories of more than 100 saints, from Peter the Apostle and Paul the Hermit, to Thomas Becket, Francis of Assisi, Joan of Arc, Thomas More and Ignatius Loyola. The book is divided into sections tracing the history of the Church, from the early Christian Church through to Medieval and Renaissance times, coming up to the present day with Saints and Holy People of the Modern Age. These include Martin Luther King, Teresa of Calcutta and Oscar Romero. An end section includes biographical notes to supplement the stories in the main body of the text, and a Calendar of Saints’ Days. Illustrations include artwork, paintings and photographs of artefacts and locations. An attractive gift for a Christening or Confirmation but also a useful reference source for school assemblies and religious studies.
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