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Overview Here are the faces of 175 modern saints and martyrs in actual photographs, along with their inspiring and moving stories.
Publishers Description Since it came out, this has been one of our biggest sellers. Here are the faces of 175 modern saints and martyrs in actual photographs, along with their inspiring and moving stories.
Citations And Professional Reviews Faces of Holiness: Modern Saints in Photos and Words by Ann Ball has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
American Reference Bks Annual - 01/01/2000 page 580
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Studio: Our Sunday Visitor
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2002
Publisher Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN 0879739509 ISBN13 9780879739508
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More About Ann Ball
Ann Ball is a mother of two as well as a teacher of English and agriculture at Marian Christian High School. She has also worked as a private investigator, though writing is her hobby. She spent ten years researching the lives of the saints for her large work Modern Saints, and she possesses a considerable amount of files containing information on them. Mrs. Ball holds a B.S. from the University of Houston in education, and is the author of a biography on Blessed Miguel Pro. She leaves her readers with the following words concerning her active life: "Being a mother and a teacher are my vocations; security is my job. I love all three, and also my hobby of writing."
Ann Ball currently resides in the state of Texas. Ann Ball was born in 1960.
Reviews - What do customers think about Faces of Holiness: Modern Saints in Photos and Words?
An inspiration for all Feb 8, 2002
Ms. Ball has written a great work detailing real life stories of people who gave their minds, bodies, and souls to a cause. This is a work that will inspire all people, Catholic and otherwise, who dedicate their lives to an ideal. I was especially pleased that she reserved a chapter for the inspirational life of Rogelio Gonzalez Corzo, code-named "Francisco," a young leader of the anti-Communist/anti-Castro underground in Cuba. This deeply religious man, an agricultural engineer only in his late twenties, a Catholic school graduate, and a leader of the Agupacion Catolica Universitaria, bravely took on the puppets of the Soviet Empire in his country. He never doubted his actions, and in his famous letter to his family just before hsi execution, he wrote, "Death is already knocking at my door, but as all my companions I have great peace of mind, because cost what it may it will show me the way to heaven and eternal happiness." Ms. Ball is to be highly commended for her work. The others featured in the book, from a wide range of backgrounds and nations, were extrememly well selected. Not only does her choice of modern saints make the book attractive and inclusive, but truly speak to the transnational connection of Roman Cathilics around the world. A great book.
Saints Alive! Jan 30, 2002
The saints are human beings just like us, but formerly hagiographers tended to make them unreal. Ann Ball has shown a marvelous talent to bring them within our reach. They had problems and difficulties like the rest of us, but with God's help they revealed a true heroism that inspires us toward goodness.
Wonderful Companion to the First Volume Jan 23, 2002
It doest look as if this site has made an error in combining reviews from Ann Ball's first volume, and this more recent second volume.
Faces of Holiness II is another of Ball's gripping books of modern saints. Like the first, it introduces the reader to many largely unknown saints through both words and numerous photographs.
A respected hagiographer, Ball has assembled a unparalleled collection of modern blesseds, venerables, and saints.
This work, like her first, is thoroughly inspiring. It introduces the reader not to saints that lived long ago, but to more modern individuals that had lives just like those of our friends, family, and neighbors. The stories are very accessible.
The book includes more than 100 biographies of the saints, a complete biography, and an index.
The biographies include those of Satoko Kitahara from Japan, Knights of Columbus founder Michael Joseph McGivney, Spanish teen Alexia Gonzalez-Barros, and the Visitandine Martyrs of Spain.
The photographs alone are worth the price of this book.
This would be a wonderful book to read to your children.
First, and best biographical Saint book I've read Nov 9, 2000
Ann Ball chooses an excellent selection of modern Saints, Blesseds, and Venerables in this book. Many of the accounts are very inspirational, with the lives of several martyrs, and other holy people who undertook extreme penance for their sorrow of sins. Excellent choice for those looking for inspirational stories about ways to achieve holiness and perfect union of your soul and Jesus.
FACES OF HOLINESS Aug 5, 2000
iT WASD REALLY HELPFUL TO ME. I THINK ANN BALL IS AN EXCELENT WRITER AND IM LOOKING FOREWARD TO HER FOLLOWING BOOKS!