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Publication Date: 2009
Series: Pocket Guide
"Boyett's witty, weird, and sometimes even wise Pocket Guidesare proof that the best things do come in small packages."Daniel Radosh, author, Rapture Ready!
We name our cities, hospitals, and churches after them. We flockto shrines bearing their remains. We ask for their help when welose our keys. Who are these saints, what made them so holy, andwhat in the world are those birds doing on St. Francis'sshoulder?
Jason Boyett's Pocket Guide to Sainthood takes an intriguing andunflinching look at the fascinatingand fascinatinglyweirdlives of the saints. Whether you are a Catholicdesperately needing a patron, or a Protestant trying to identifyyour cabbie's bobblehead, this may be as close as you ever come totrue holiness. Make the most of it by learning
- How St. Denis delivered his best sermon while holding his owndecapitated head
Why both hair shirts and nakedness are mainstays of saintlyfashion
Which saints are the patrons of bowel disorders, serial killers,and other useful categories
What is involved in the canonization process, should you get solucky?or martyred
With Pocket Guide to Sainthood, virtue just got a whole lot moreentertaining.
Jason Boyett is not a professional theologian or historian butthat hasn't stopped him from writing this book. His work hasappeared in a variety of publications as well as on his blog(www.jasonboyett.com). He lives in Texas with his wife andchildren.
The Pocket Guide Series explains complex religious subjects witha lethal dose of educational hilarity, guided by the author'sinsatiable curiosity, humor, and gentle irreverence. The PocketGuide series includes Pocket Guide to the Bible, Pocket Guide tothe Afterlife, and this book. Discover more atwww.pocketguidesite.com.
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