St. Augustine said, "the best way to teach the faith is first, by example, second, by example, and third, by example." When reading about the saints we discover that they do not ask us to do more; they simply show us by example how to develop a real fervor for the things of God.
By their witness the saints demonstrate how to live the Gospel. Studying their lives and writings teaches us love, generosity, kindness, fortitude, cheerfulness, and courage. We see and want the fruits of a relationship with God. We learn effectively-and with joy-how to grow in holiness.
In Who's Who in Heaven, Fr. Thomas Morrow applies his thirty years of ministry to families in selecting and presenting the lives of the saints. He makes the full spiritual richness of their lives accessible to children, using an age-appropriate style, explanatory notes, and commentary for reflection. Parents can (and should) read to younger children while older children can manage on their own.
Fr. Thomas G. Morrow has been a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington for thirty years. He has a doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) from the Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. Fr. Morrow is the author of Christian Courtship in An Oversexed World, now translated into Spanish and Portuguese. He also authored Be Holy: A Catholic's Guide to The Spiritual Life (Servant Books).