In ‘Lay Saints: Martyrs’, best-selling author, Joan Carroll Cruz recounts the lives of seventy-three lay men and women who attained the heights of sanctity. These inspiring and fascinating biographies present martyrs who displayed extraordinary fortitude in holding fast to their faith amongst great persecution.
Find a role model among these amazing saints as Cruz explores:
• their acts of fortitude that you can imitate
• the burning love for God displayed by the martyrs
• stories of heroism, self-denial, and trust in God
• how martyrdom and suffering, heroically endured, encourages the faith of others
In this volume are people from all walks of life and time periods who lovingly embraced the opportunity to die for their refusal to renounce the True Faith. While many people may never get the chance to forfeit their lives for Christ in so dramatic a fashion, these saints should serve as a guiding light in the endurance of the small sacrifices and persecutions of everyday life.