Pocket Guide to Sainthood: The Field Manual for the Super-Virtuous Life
August 2009, Jossey-Bass
The Field Manual for the Super-Virtuous Life
A short, humorous guide to saints across the ages–the interesting, the touching, the off-beat, the unexpected, the unusual, and the downright weird.
Jason Boyett (Amarillo, TX) is a former copywriter and creative director in the advertising/marketing industry whose work regularly appears in publications like Relevant magazine, Christian Single, and TrueU.org. He has written for Salon.com, Paste, ChristianityToday.com, Ministries Today, and other national publications. He has been featured on international programs airing on the National Geographic Channel and the History Channel, including its recent broadcast of Mysteries of the Garden of Eden.
Chapter 1: There Should Have Been a St. Websters (A Glossary of Terms).
Chapter 2: Saints You Should Know (A-F).
Chapter 3: Saints You Should Know (G-Z).
Chapter 4: There's a Saint for That (Patron Saints and Their Causes).
Chapter 5: The Canonization Process (in 18 Simple Steps).
Chapter 6: Sts. Flotsom and Jetsam (An Assortment of Lists).
Jason Boyett is not a professional theologian or historian but that hasn't stopped him from writing this book. His work has appeared in a variety of publications as well as on his blog (www.jasonboyett.com). He lives in Texas with his wife and children.
The Pocket Guide Series explains complex religious subjects with a lethal dose of educational hilarity, guided by the author's insatiable curiosity, humor, and gentle irreverence. The Pocket Guide series includes Pocket Guide to the Bible, Pocket Guide to the Afterlife, and this book. Discover more at www.pocketguidesite.com.
Using his trademark humor, sarcasm, and slight dose of irreverence to entertain and educate readers on the complex issue of Sainthood, author Jason Boyett uncovers the fascinating and fascinatingly weird lives of saints in his newly released POCKET GUIDE TO SAINTHOOD: A Field Manual for the Super-Virtuous Life (Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint; August 2009; $12.95 / Paper; ISBN: 978-0-470-37310-1).
Designed to painlessly tackle complex religious topics in a succinct format, POCKET TO SAINTHOOD provides a brief and clever look into the plights, sermons, and causes that inspired the unusual histories of saints. Quirky content includes:
- How St. Anthony got his reputation for finding things
- Who’s the patron saint of alcoholics, business people, and skiers
- The canonization process step-by-step and the least likely candidate for it
Perfect for gifts, small group studies, or personal enjoyment, POCKET GUIDE TO SAINTHOOD, along with the other newly released titles in the series – Pocket Guide to the Afterlife and Pocket Guide to the Bible, is small in size, hip in design, and cleverly illustrated. Whether you are a Catholic desperately needing a patron, or a Protestant trying to identify your cabbie’s bobblehead, this book may be as close as you ever come to true holiness.
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