Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Lives of the Saints has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Book has very light external/internal wear. It may have creases on the cover and some folded pages.This is a USED book.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Lives of the Saints Paperback – May 30, 2011

4.1 out of 5 stars 56 customer reviews

See all 31 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, May 30, 2011
$19.95
$11.97 $11.37
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$0.01

Top 20 lists in Books
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
$19.95 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Lives of the Saints
  • +
  • The Imitation of Christ (Dover Thrift Editions)
Total price: $22.45
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Alban Butler (1710 – 1773) was an English Roman Catholic priest and hagiographer. He was born at Appletree, Northamptonshire and educated at the English College, Douai, in France. In 1735 he was ordained a priest, laboured for some time as a missionary priest in Staffordshire, served several young Roman Catholic noblemen as tutor/escort/guide in Europe, held successively the chairs of philosophy and divinity, and was finally appointed president of the English seminary at Saint Omer in France, where he remained till his death. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 358 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463524382
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463524388
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,197,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is not Butler's "Lives Of The Saints". It is "Lives Of The Saints With Reflections For Every Day In The Year Compiled From The 'Lives Of The Saints' By Rev. Alban Butler'. It is not an edition of Butler's. Even to call it an "abridgement" would really be pushing it, but if it had been marketed as such, I would have avoided it in the first place and not have wasted my time purchasing it and then obtaining a refund.
5 Comments 83 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Timmer on November 2, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a large book on Kindle, and a lot of folks have problems with manuevering around in larger books, this one has a
detailed Table of contents, by Person, by Calendar day, and by alphabet. Easy to search for me. There is a nice description of each
saint, event or Holy Day, a Reflection, and my copy lists the page # - helpful if you're in a classroom and everyone else has a Paper book!
4 stars? I personally like pictures, there are none here. I like pictures.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I wanted something on my Kindle that I could keep with me at all times. I'm only out 99-cents, so not a big deal, but this has no linkable table of contents so navigating is nearly impossible. No link to each saint, no way to get to each daily saint/devotional without scrolling and bookmarking. The content on each saint is excellent, and much more than I've been able to get in the hardcover books I've bought so far. I will keep this and use it on my Kindle until I can find one a little more user-friendly. Again, good content, but I really would LOVE to see the Original and a good Table of Contents for this book.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I'm still reading it...following the calendar, one day at a time...feel it is more beneficial to remember what I just read and able to retain...one day at a time is a good reminder of what transpired before us in these interesting lives...
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
We homeschool and use this book as a reference, resource book. I bought it in kindle form in hopes it would be easier to use and I was right. I love the portability of it. The fact I don't have to scour my shelves for the book and that I can go to the index to find the Saints easily, then with a push of a button I am taken directly to the page I need. It is wonderful and worth much more than I paid for it.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I wanted to like this book. I still do read one entry every few days to reflect on the lives of the saints. However, some of the saints selected such as St. Henry do not inspire me. He appears to be a war-lord that expanded his conquests in Poland, Bohemia, and Morava. I don't believe Jesus would have condoned his use of the sword to convert people. There are others that fit into this category, but I won't dwell. Some of the saints selected by the author such as St Bonaventure, are inspiring. The author also has the difficult challenge of attempting to cover the lives of many saints, so you only get a couple pages on each.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have taken up reading the bible in recent months and in doing so for some reason have gotten on a parallel track of wanting to know about those notable saints from history. I haven't even truly figured out where I stand on the religion front (Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, etc...) and can't begin to tell the differences in them, but I find saints interesting in their life stories from past times, their ordeals, and ultimately how their sainthood came about. Courageous people indeed and quite amazing each of their tales. I have stacks of books on saints and a cellphone full of ebooks about saints, but none that compare to "Lives Of The Saints" in my opinion and I thank Alban Butler for it. I get a small introduction a day to a saint and it makes for a day of learning about those I am introduced to and where they fit into what I read in the bible.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I am a Traditionalist and was hoping for an edition that did NOT have all the shuffling and revisions done in the late 60's. It looks like while this book contains essentially the same saints... a lot of the days reflect the newer calendar. Not what I'd hoped for---I'm stuck on a lot of the original feast days--not revised one. But that's me; if it doesn't matter to you, and it doesn't for most--it's a great guide on the lives of the people whose lives inspire us to this day.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Lives of the Saints
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Lives of the Saints