Epic Saints: Wild, Wonderful, and Weird Stories of God's Heroes
Have your non-Catholic friends and family members scoffed at the mention of saints, saying that being so holy is unrealistic, and that the saints must have been depressing people who lead boring lives?
Prove them wrong with the amazing and humorous stories in this book from bestselling author Shaun McAfee (Reform Yourself!, Filling Our Father’s House). He and guest writers illustrate how the saints were not all stone-faced old men. In fact, they were people just like us - some of them had quirky habits, outrageous personalities, and did breathtaking deeds... but they all had epic faith.
The saints are not myths or legends - their lives were filled with events that push our understanding of charity with intrepid virtue, but at certain points, they lacked common sense and were uproariously funny, too.
Discover the time:
- A young man known for his spiritual perfection almost blew himself to bits with a cannon.
- The saint of the Cristero War became a master of disguises to save Christians and hilariously taunt his persecutors.
- Twin saints conjured dragons and tempests just to preserve vocations of novices.
- The founder of the Oratorians joked about his own death, just moments before he died.
- A famous cardinal rejected guaranteed conclave votes to make him pope.
- A magnificent preacher was— understandably—accused of being insane.
You’ll be filled with faith and laughter as you discover that God truly sends the lowly to do his will on earth, but that over time and with God’s graces, the lowly are lifted the highest—even if they are a little wild, weird, and epically wonderful.
Paperback. 232 pages.