Rather than be obsessed with celebrities, would it not be better (and more inspiring and interesting) to be inspired by the saints instead? Let’s get to meet a few! You don’t have to be religious to know that the Saints were pretty special people, and can still teach us today.
Daily Lessons from the Saints offers 5-minute short readings for reflections. Each week, get to know a different saint and explore new ways to be inspired by them. Each week includes 7 daily readings of their lives and legacy, plus thoughtful lessons inspired to apply their timeless wisdom to modern life. The book explores the stories of over 55 saints including St Patrick, St Teresa of Ávila and St. Peter & St. Paul.
Feed the Wolf shows what we can learn from Saint Francis of Assisi, who is not just patron saint of animals, but also of ecology and simple living. Born very rich (he was a bit of a party boy!) he gave it all up to live a simple poor life to love all beings. This book explores 15 spiritual practices, to consider other views, befriend our fears, refuse power, spend time in the woods and pray with the moon.
Saint Francis of Assisi tells the story of Francesco Bernardone, who lived in Umbria in 1182. A former soldier and rebel, he loved peace and preached to animals, and also took care of lepers, challenged the rich and defended the poor. Tim Ladwig’s beautiful illustrations transport you into his world and open your eyes and heart to one of history’s most beloved Catholic saints. Also read My Year With the Saints.