Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Saints Behaving Badly:

Saints Behaving Badly: The Cutthroats, Crooks, Trollops, Con Men, and Devil Worshippers Who Became Saints By: Thomas J. Craughwell
Non-Fiction: Religion, Biography 186 pages
Book Count: 65

This book is a collection of short biographies of saints, blessed, and venerable men and women, who at some point in their lives were anything but saintly.  The book is arraigned in chronological order and each chapter is the name of the saint and their sin.  With some of the earlier saints there are notes on how the rules for how people officially became saints has changed, as some of the conversions were not as extreme as others.  With all the stories the author tries to note what things in their life there is reliable proof of and what things are stories that can not be proven, but were popular stories about the saint.

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