Saints: Lives & Illuminations

Saints Lives Illuminations Saints Lives and Illuminations presents the stories of forty remarkable people martyrs hermits miracle workers scholars and evangelists who were the pioneers of the early Church and who in the fi

  • Title: Saints: Lives & Illuminations
  • Author: Ruth Sanderson
  • ISBN: 9780802852205
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Saints Lives and Illuminations presents the stories of forty remarkable people martyrs, hermits, miracle workers, scholars, and evangelists who were the pioneers of the early Church and who, in the first millennium, spread the Christian faith to the rest of the world With brief biographical sketches and lush pencil and oil portraits, author and illustrator Ruth SanSaints Lives and Illuminations presents the stories of forty remarkable people martyrs, hermits, miracle workers, scholars, and evangelists who were the pioneers of the early Church and who, in the first millennium, spread the Christian faith to the rest of the world With brief biographical sketches and lush pencil and oil portraits, author and illustrator Ruth Sanderson stokes the flame of our centuries old and ongoing interest in the faith and lives of these spiritual examples saints who have forever changed the way we look at and live our lives in relationship to God.

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    1. A beautiful book on saints for all ages. Each landscape spread features two saints, a picture of each and text describing his/her life and significant accomplishments. The book progresses from the first to the tenth century; I've discovered there is a second book which presumably covers the saints of second millennium of Christendom. Lovely book for meditation, browsing or curling up with a couple of little ones.God bless you Krista for another treasure!

    2. Excellent book, with brief, insightful descriptions of some of the major saints. Good information for the young adult reader, without being too over the top.

    3. I love this book. it is beautiful, and it contains so many saints I've never heard of, including many women and minorities. I love that they span all the time of Christianity, instead of just the 1500s like so many saint books I've encountered as I search for my patron saint for joining the Church.

    4. First Ruth Sanderson is just a wonderful illustrator. Each saint's portrait was unique and personal. I found it interesting how saints changed over the centuries, having different theologies and such, and even more interesting how they didn't change. Over and over the phrase giving to the poor and nursing the sick was used. It was at the beginning of the book and the very end. I was surprised by how many saints valued education and learning, so many were teachers. Sometimes I think the modern ch [...]

    5. I picked up this book because of the beautiful artwork on the cover (I admit, I did judge it accordingly), but I found the illustrations much less lovely inside the book. Once I started browsing, though, I became interested in the stories of the Catholic saints, and I enjoyed reading the whole book. It's nice to have a new set of references for these historical and canonical personalities.

    6. Probably more appropriate for the 7+ crowd, but the illustrations alone make it worth it for younger kids, too. My preschooler was at least able to grasp my distilled versions of Sanderson's page-long bios of each saint.

    7. This book would probably work best for grades 3-6th. I tried it with Kindergarteners (too much text and small pictures). It covers saints from the well known (St. Patrick) to the obscure (St. Moses?) from the early martyrs to the middles ages.

    8. The cover picture is way prettier than the pictures in the book. Neat little stories about a bunch of Saints, some I hadn't heard of.

    9. Not what I was looking for-but the artwork was lovely. This was written more for someone who is Catholic-for children to learn about saints.

    10. The illustrations are beautiful and the concise biographies are well written. I recommend this book if you want a overview and a sense some of the saints and why they were granted sainthood.

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