Book ReviewsHow Catholic parents can save the world

TAN Books

If Catholic parents are successful in passing along the faith and the desire for holiness to their children, the promise of Jesus that the gates of hell shall not prevail will be greater than merely several Christians hiding under a rock for His second coming.

It might be a hyperbole, but it is not too great a one. Today's Catholic parents know that gone is the social consensus of basic decency. They must either raise authentic Catholics, or they will not succeed in preparing kids for the “brave new world.”

TAN Books’ "Parents of the Saints," by author Patrick O'Hearn is a great resource for Catholic parents. O'Hearn does not take the easy route of providing a short bio of famous parents, or of parents of famous saints. He studies the lives of the saints, and how their parents were the source of the seven common hallmarks:

·      Sacramental Life

·      Surrender

·      Sacrificial love

·      Suffering

·      Simplicity

·      Solitude

·      Sacredness of Life

Each chapter of the book examines a particular hallmark in depth, and reveals the practices of more than 100 parents that helped God in building saints such as Sts. Faustina, Giana Beretta Molla, Pope John Paul the Great, Maximilian Kolbe, Padre Pio, Thérèse of Lisieux, and countless others. 

For Catholic parents, and for those discerning this challenging vocation, the book is a must-read.

The book Parents Of The Saints: The Hidden Heroes Behind Our Favorite Saints is published by TAN BOOKS.

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