Read My Badass Book of Saints: Courageous Women Who Showed Me How to Live Online Free - In this edgy, honest, and often audacious book of Catholic spirituality, Patheos blogger and popular podcaster Maria Morera Johnson explores the qualities of twenty-four holy women who lived lives of virtue in unexpected and often difficult circumstances.
In My Badass Book of Saints, Johnson shares her experience as a first-generation Cuban-American, educator of at-risk college students, and caregiver for a husband with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Through humorous, empowering, and touching portraits of twenty-four spiritual mentors who inspired her, Johnson shows how their bravery, integrity, selflessness, perseverance, and hope helped her and can help others have courage to reach for a closer connection to God.
She presents remarkable holy women and saints—including the gun-toting Servant of God Sr. Blandina Segal, who tried to turn the heart of Billy the Kid; and Nazi resister Irena Sendler, who helped smuggle children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II—in a way that brings their vivid personalities to life and helps readers live out the challenges of their lives with virtue and conviction.
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March 26, 2016
I really enjoyed this book and liked the format with the author beginning with a story of her own life leading into snipets about the saints. My only complaint would be that I wish it was longer and more in depth! I will be researching more about the amazing women mentioned in this book.
August 07, 2016
Johnson offers a really beautiful way to parallel saints to modern day holy activists; I only wish she offered more content about the saints. The small chapters are thoughtfully organized by theme, even offering contemplative questions at the end. For any Catholic who remembers The Picture Book o...
August 30, 2015
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
First off, I am in love with the cover that is currently shown on Netgalley:
I hope this is the final, because it was what drew me to the book in the first...
July 13, 2016
The foreword says that women of holy influence come in many different ways, which help them come to their faiths in God.
At the end of each chapter is a trio of questions to ponder. Then, at the back of the book, is a set of questions designed for a six-week study. I really like that! While I see...
December 27, 2015
I received MY BADASS BOOK OF SAINTS as an ARC through netgalley.com.
I didn't finish reading this book. Just short of the halfway point, I had to give in and admit that I was simply not the intended audience. I swear, I've been to church services and felt less preached at, and I got tired of that...
January 29, 2018
Could not even finish this one!
I thought this was going to be an exciting, in-depth look at the lives of female saints that would be empowering and inspirational. It's mostly a (pretty boringly presented) collection of anecdotes from the author's own life with very little information about these...
March 17, 2018
True to its title, this book delivered on giving me a 10,000-foot look at a bunch of new saints whose stories I didn't know. I love reading about awesome religious women (see my review of The Red Tent). Where The Untethered Soul came across too preachy for my taste, I enjoyed how Johnson included...
July 14, 2017
The author is a Cuban American catholic with a deep love for saintly women, both official saints and unofficial ones. Each chapter includes a bit of the author's life and sections on two women who exemplify a characteristic the author has experienced in her life.
March 01, 2018
I enjoyed learning about a few saints I'd never heard of and of women the author admires. The stories about her personal life in relation to the saints she was talking about helped as did the study guide in the back.
February 10, 2017
Rated it a 2.5. Quick read, but didn't really do it for me........had to push myself to finish it.