Saints at Heart

Saints at Heart

How Fault-Filled, Problem-Prone, Imperfect People like Us Can Be Holy


“You’re no saint!” is a familiar phrase, and one that nearly all of us probably believe accurately reflects our own hearts and lives. We assume that sanctity is reserved for an elite group of people who follow spiritual disciplines so difficult and impractical that no ordinary person could ever perform them.

But best-selling author Bert Ghezzi believes every one of us can be holy, and he shows us how in Saints at Heart. By pointing out that all the saints—even the apostles—were sinners, he helps us understand how holiness is not about being perfect, but rather about making a heartfelt decision to fall in love with God and put God first.

Each of the 10 saints featured in this book illustrates a specific spiritual practice that can help us draw closer to God. St. Francis models lifelong conversion; Dorothy Day, prayer and the study of Scripture; and Pope John Paul II, evangelization. Every chapter ends with a section titled “Think, Pray, and Act,” which contains questions for reflection and application.

Extras: Wisdom from the Saints

Bert Ghezzi 

Bert Ghezzi is the author of twenty books, including Voices of the Saints, Mystics and Miracles, and Sacred Passages.

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Books by Bert Ghezzi

Saints at Heart

How Fault-Filled, Problem-Prone, Imperfect People like Us Can Be Holy

Every saint was a sinner, so what's holding you back from drawing closer to God? Bert Ghezzi helps you learn more about 10 saints in Saints at Heart.

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Voices of the Saints

A 365-Day Journey with our Spiritual Companions

The inspiring stories of 365 holy men and women brought to life in reader-friendly ways.

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The Sign of the Cross

Rediscovering the Power of the Ancient Prayer

This inspiring volume by acclaimed Catholic writer Bert Ghezzi reclaims the life-transforming power and blessing of this ancient prayer.

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Mystics and Miracles

True Stories of Lives Touched by God

Twenty-four compelling biographies explore the inspiring lives of ordinary people chosen to do God's extraordinary work.

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