Saints are not supermen or superwomen, people with some extra spiritual oomph that the rest of us lack. The life of a saint is simply one that is fully oriented toward God, and this life is attainable for everyone. In How to Become a Saint, Jack Bernard explains that true holiness is not the special calling of a few, but the will of God for all people. In it, he offers vision, encouragement, and practical disciplines for pursuing such a life of faith. Rather than advocating just trying harder to become a better person or simply accepting an ''anything goes'' attitude of Christian spirituality, Bernard roots his writings in the church, encouraging disciples to pursue holiness within a community of believers instead of a ''me and God'' view of personal spirituality. With a pastoral heart and the wisdom that comes from persevering through many years of spiritual struggle, Jack Bernard seeks to bring hope to serious disciples that sainthood is not only possible but is God's desire and intention for all believers.
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I'm on my way to becoming a saint!
By Mary Beth Lieghmond, Cleveland, OH
Anyone who has ever considered becoming a minister, certainly feels the need to be closer with god and one's faith. It is this same need for spiritual fulfillment which led me to become ordained with the Universal Life Church Monastery, and the same need which has led me to this beautiful book. Written by the recently deceased Christian Minister, Jack Bernard, this book offers amazing advice for anyone starting on the path to sainthood. How to Become a Saint discusses the true nature of sainthood and faith as it pertains to living everyday as a good Christian. This is more important now than ever, with the term "Good Christian," being thrown around and misused often. I'm on my path to Sainthood and have this guide to thank!