Little Lessons from the Saints


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Little Lessons from the Saints

52 Simple and Surprising Ways to See the Saint in You


2019 Best Book Awards, Finalist: Religion: Christianity

​Far too many Catholics think of the saints as old, cold, and irrelevant to everyday life. Catechist and spiritual director Bob Burnham, however, experiences the saints as something quite different: beautiful examples of people who, though flawed like us, opened themselves to God’s grace and can teach us to do the same.

In Little Lessons from the Saints, Burnham skips the typical biographies of saints and offers instead brief but powerful spiritual lessons from 52 different saints, each followed by a short meditation. Chapters are grouped under five main themes: Surrender, Freedom, Pilgrimage, Hospitality, and Loving Knowledge.

Burnham succeeds in offering simple ways to apply each saint’s particular charism to our own lives. Inspiring and practical, Little Lessons from the Saints helps us realize that we, too, are called to be saints.

Watch Bob discuss some of the saints featured in Little Lessons from the Saints in his video series:

Bob Burnham 

​Bob Burnham is a Secular Franciscan and a spiritual director. He works as a freelance editor and writes about the spirituality of commuting on his blog He lives with his wife Cathy in Bartlett, Illinois.​

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Little Lessons from the Saints

52 Simple and Surprising Ways to See the Saint in You

52 glimpses into the gifts (charisms) of the saints offer quick lessons that can easily be applied to our own lives, helping us become saints ourselves.

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