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Overview In every age and every country, valiant men and women have rejected the empty pursuit of worldly comforts and devoted their lives to bringing the transforming truth of Jesus Christ to people who do not know Him. Here are the courageous deeds of eleven of these holy heroes, told with exhilarating vigor and immediacy by the master Catholic historian Henri Daniel-Rops.
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Studio: Sophia Institute Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Sophia Institute Press
ISBN 1928832628 ISBN13 9781928832621
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More About Henri Daniel-Rops
Daniel-Rops wrote more than seventy books, including novels, historical studies, poetry, and children's stories. He won worldwide acclaim for his books on the workings of God in history, which included histories of the Jews and of the Church as well as his masterpiece, Jesus and His Times.
Henri Daniel-Rops was born in 1901 and died in 1965.
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A Well Written and Challenging Book Nov 19, 2005
Henri Daniel-Rops does it again! He continues his excellent style of writing that I have gotten to know in previous works of his. This time it covers the lives of Eleven saints who, as the cover of his 1959 version of this book indicates "were truly The Heroes of God who carried the cross to the far corners of the earth. St. Paul, of course, was the first. The others were among the many heroes who followed in his steps; St. Martin, who began as a Roman soldier; Blessed Ramon Lull, who wanted to be a troubadour; Bartolome de las Casas, son of the Conquistadors; St. Francis Xavier, Jesuit soldier of Christ; St. Isaac Joques, scalped by the Indians he loved; Fra Junipero Serra, the creator of California; Mother Javouhey, the nun who may truly be called "a great man"; Charles de Foucauld, the white hermit of the Sahara [and who has since the writing of this book been proclaimed a saint]; Father Damien, who embraced the living death of leprosy [and who also has been proclaimed a saint since the writing of this book] and Father Nussbaum, martyred in forbidden Tibet. These ten men and one women were adventurers of God, spokesmen of Christ, typical of the many missioners who, over two thousand years, have given their lives and deaths to be The Heroes of God." I finished each chapter really challenged to review my commitment to Jesus and how I was living that commitment out and to pray for God's help to grow even deeper in my response to His love for me. While this review is based on the 1959 version of this book, I believe that it also applies to this version as well. The chapters of this book indicate more about each of these saints celebrated in this book. The First Missionary: Saint Paul Apostle to the French Countryside: Saint Martin Apostle to the Moslems: The Blessed Ramon Lull Father to the Indians: Bartolome de Las Casas Pioneer of Asia: Saint Francis Xavier Slave of the Iroquois: Saint Isaac Jogues Creator of California: Fra Junipero Serra "A Great Man"; Mother Javouhey White Hermit of the Sahara: Father de Foucauld Missionary to the Living Dead: Father Damien Martyr of Forbidden Tibet: Father Nussbaum