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Twenty-two saints are arranged by their Feast Day from January through December, with up to three saints in a given month. Each saint's distinctive sense of call, service, and mission is described in the first person. A story or two for each highlights the service for which they are known or what they have come to represent in the way of help for believers. Rounding out each one's first-person account is a block of text set off from the rest. This is apart from the saint's own telling and is rather something related to the saint's story: some lesson to derive that is both of historical and spiritual importance. The glossary at the end of the book is in alphabetical order by saint name and gives for each: birthdate, remembrance day, patronages, attributes, name meaning, and other points of interest.
The book is appealing for its clear and frank telling of the stories of these saints who fit the profile of going against accepted social mores and fighting injustice clearly at odds with sharing God's love among people.
Twenty-two saints tell their own exciting stories of how they the love for God and the desire for truth took them places they never expected to go and empowered them to do remarkable, sometimes very quirky, things.
The saints are arranged by their celebrations on the church calendar, from January through December. Each saint's distinctive sense of call, service, and mission is described in the first person. A story or two for each highlights the service for which they are known or what they have come to represent. This is a clear and honest retelling of the stories of saints who have gone against the accepted customs of their time and place in order to share God's love with others.
Christian Linker studied theology, but has been working for many years as a successful and award-winning author of books for young people. He lives with his family in Leverkusen, Germany. Julia Dürr is an award-winning artist who studied in both Munster and Brussels. Since 2013 she has been based in Berlin where she works as a freelance illustrator.