Saints Alive - Gospel Witnessed
Combining the art of dramatic storytelling with biography, Church history, and Catholic teaching and belief, this collection of stories features saints from different eras, continents, and walks of life. Each brief story highlights a particular aspect of or challenge in the saint's life and connects it to a Gospel verse. Themes include: conversion, discipleship, bearing witness, ministering to Christ, love, suffering, union with God, living the Word, and faith.
Showing how real people lived the Gospel, their stories reveal the richness of the Christian life and offer inspirational models of the faith. This book's companion volume, Saints Alive! The Faith Proclaimed takes a similar approach, showing us how to live a Christian life through the example of holy-yet relatable-men and women who have lived the beatitudes and sacraments. Teachers and students of the faith and individuals who are simply looking for captivating stories to read will find that presenting components of the Catholic faith through the lives of the saints is both educational and enjoyable.
Along with their biographical portraits, each included saint features a prayer, a fact box, notes, lesser-known facts, and a quote from their writings. A "Reader's Guide" contains personal reflection and group discussion questions and directs you to relevant parts of the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This unique feature makes this volume ideal for RCIA teachers and participants, adult faith formation groups, parish book clubs, and independent study.
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"I loved Saints Alive! A beautiful compendium of the amazing stories of the great heroes and heroines of our faith, combined with personal reflections and prayers (not to mention resources for group discussions and private meditation). It will serve a glorious introduction to those who have been raised to the 'glories of the altar.'"
James Martin, SJ, author of My Life with the Saints
"The holy men and women, whose lives are told throughout this book, witness to the fact that the word of God is alive and has the power to transform us. By discovering these saints, readers will learn how to embody Scripture, letting it enlarge their hearts and mold their lives into the image of Christ."
Stephen J. Binz, author of Threshold Bible Study, Lectio Divina Bible Study, and Conversing with God in Scripture
"Take a trip around the world with Saints Alive! The Gospel Witnessed (and its companion, Saints Alive! The Faith Proclaimed). This book is not just a true representation of the universality of the Church, but also a practical guide to living the Gospel. I always tell kids that the saints are good role models, that they are 'Gospel Artists', but often it's not easy to see how their lives have to do with what's in Scripture. These exciting stories of real people show that living the Gospel is possible and that we too can be saints who witness the Gospel through our day-to-day living."
Deacon Pedro Guevara Mann, Producer, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation