I have three pre-publication suggestions, one today and two more forthcoming, for Catholic reference books. As my library system has limited purchase suggestions to books published in the past 6 months, I have learned to scout pre-publication titles at Amazon.
Check to see if this title is already in your library's catalog. If it is, put ahold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron request form right away.This can usually be done online at your library's website. To read past libraryrecommendations visit:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PopeSaintNicholasV/.
Title: An Illustrated Dictionary of Saints: A guide to the lives and works ofover 300 of the world's most notable saints, with expert commentary and more than 350 beautiful illustrations
Author: Tessa Paul
Date Published: April 16, 2011
Pages: 160 pages
Amazon link here.
Product Description: Explore the religious and social history of Christian saints from the HolyFamily and the Apostles, through the medieval era, until modern times. Author Tessa Paul is the author and editor of a number of non-fiction titles onreligious festivals around the world. She has also written fiction for children,and non-fiction titles about animal life. Tessa grew up in Zimbabwe, and workedas a journalist in South Africa for the Natal Gazette and on the Rand DailyMail. Consultant the Reverend Ronald Creighton-Jobe is an Oratorian father at the Oratory Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in London.