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Succinct and ecumenical,
This review is from: Lives of the Saints: From Mary and Francis of Assisi to John XXIII and Mother Teresa (Hardcover)Lives of the Saints
McBrien's compilation of saints for each day covers a multitude of canonized and non-canonized people. He also offers saints who are recognized by the Anglican/Episcopalian, Lutheran and Greek Orthodox churches. His descriptions are short, comparatively with Butler's descriptions, but non-devotional. He includes in his short essays references to history, legend and myth. This book can exist along side other longer works and can offer some perspectives that others do not.