Friday, March 23, 2012

Lives of the Saints- Review

Lives of the Saints
An Illustrated History for Children 

 Written by Bart Tesoriero
Illustrated by Michael Adams

Beautifully done book on 60 saints of the Catholic Church.  My Dh grew up Catholic so I do have some familiarity with the saints, though we are not in the Catholic Church now. I admire these people who are sacrificed for Christ and the dedication they have to their faith. I love how each page depicts a Saint, giving their name and the feast day they are celebrated on. A brief biography goes along with the beautiful illustrations. They do include a prayer for each Saint, something I do not utliize as a Non Catholic, but I know my Catholic friends would appreciate this added portion of the book. Saints that everyone is familiar with such as Francis of Assisi and Joan of Arc to some saints that may be a little lesser known to the general population.
A Great resource for young kids in Catechism, too for homeschoolers for learning more about the Catholic Saints, and family time for young Catholic families. 

The illustrations are stunning in this hardback book that you can purchase from Catholic Gifts and More online

$9.95 is a super price for this beautiful book.

While you are visiting them check their online store out for many great gifts for the Catholic faith. Wonderful Easter gift giving ideas as well as special things for the upcoming Mother’s Day. 

 I received a copy of this book from Catholic Gifts and More in exchange for an honest review.



  1. This is beautiful. I love learning about the lives of saints and saying prayers asking for intercession. Very nice review.

  2. This is a nice book to have. I think I want one.

  3. I am a Catholic mother of 5 and we homeschool. This book would be a beautiful addition to our library. Thanks for the review!

  4. this is a great thing for kids. I will have to add this to their easter baskets

  5. I am not catholic but I enjoy history. I also appreciate beautiful illustrations.

  6. I'm actually a Catholic convert, and I think I would actually get a lot of use out of a book geared toward children lol. I did plenty of research before choosing my confirmation saint, but I always forget and can't tell them apart. Thank you so much for sharing!

    I also have an 8 year old niece, and I think this would be perfect for her.

  7. It's such a great book,both for adults and children.

  8. I haven't really chosen my religion yet (I know.. that's horrible to say) but I have looked into Catholicism more then any other. My husband mom was Catholic. This looks like a very interesteing read. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing

  9. I hope you've decided on Catholicism, Amber. I was raised Methodist, and have lovely upbringing, then left to just be 'an anonymous Christian' in an independent way. Then married a Catholic from a good Catholic family. I entered the CC, but was still pulled away and we left the CC for almost 30 years. We came back to the CC 8 years ago. What a journey! But we are so grateful to be back in the Church Jesus built! God bless you. This book looks to be great for our twin grandsons, when they're a little older. Good review. God bless.