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Pat Gohn, Maria Morera Johnson

My Badass Book of Saints: Courageous Women Who Showed Me How to Live

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Winner of a 2016 Association of Catholic Publishers Excellence in Publishing Award: Inspirational Books (First Place).

In this edgy, honest, and often audacious book of Catholic spirituality, blogger and popular podcaster Maria Morera Johnson explores the qualities of twenty-four holy women who lived lives of virtue in unexpected and often difficult circumstances.

In My Badass Book of Saints: Courageous Women Who Showed Me How to Live, Johnson shares her experience as a first-generation Cuban-American, educator of at-risk college students, and caregiver for a husband with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Through humorous, empowering, and touching portraits of twenty-four spiritual mentors who inspired her, Johnson shows how their bravery, integrity, selflessness, perseverance, and hope helped her and can help others have courage to reach for a closer connection to God.

She presents remarkable holy women and saints—including the gun-toting Servant of God Sr. Blandina Segale, who tried to turn the heart of Billy the Kid; and Nazi resister Irena Sendler, who helped smuggle children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II—in a way that brings their vivid personalities to life and helps readers live out the challenges of their lives with virtue and conviction. The book includes a group discussion guide.

Features & Benefit:

    • My Badass Book of Saints earned first place in the inspirational category in the 2016 Association of Catholic Publishers Excellence in Publishing Awards.
    • First book on Catholic spirituality from Johnson, a CatholicMom.com blogger who is also the host of the Catholic Weekend podcast (4,000 downloads monthly).

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Weight0.43 lbs
Dimensions1 x 0.43 x 8.5 in
Writer

Pat Gohn, Maria Morera Johnson

ISBN

9781594716324

Format

Paperback

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