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12 Mostly True Facts About St. Patrick

posted by Jason Boyett

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Let us reflect today on the life of the great 5th century patron saint of Ireland, who lived in the 5th century. 1. St. Patrick wasn’t born in Ireland. He was born in Britain. And when […]

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The 11 Best Patron Saint Stories

posted by Jason Boyett

One of my favorite parts of Pocket Guide to Sainthood are the stories behind saints’ patronages. Patron saints are saints believed to have a special fondness or protective relationship with a certain geographical location, church, diocese, occupation, health problem, or […]

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Help a Brother Out

posted by Jason Boyett

It’s July, one month before my three new Pocket Guide books release. If you’re getting tired of me saying “Pocket Guide,” then I have some bad news for you. Over the next couple of months, I’m going to be talking […]

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Re-Post: St. Patrick

posted by Jason Boyett

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s last year’s post about the famed patron saint of Ireland, in the form of some background information from my upcoming book, Pocket Guide to Sainthood. It was originally posted on this date in […]

Pocket Guide Cover Art

posted by Jason Boyett

We’ve arrived on almost-final artwork for the covers of my new Pocket Guide books, which are scheduled to release around late July/early August this year. As someone who makes his living as both a writer and designer, I’m pretty picky […]

Good Old Saint(s) Valentine

posted by Jason Boyett

In honor of today, here’s a little background information about Valentine’s Day from my upcoming book, Pocket Guide to Sainthood. It releases this summer from Jossey-Bass, and conveniently, it contains a little section about the original St. Valentine. Enjoy. St. […]

Happy Padre Pio Day!

posted by Jason Boyett

September 23 is the feast day for Padre Pio, one of the best-known saints of the 20th century. It’s one thing to hear fantastic stories about saints of old who slew dragons (St. George) and got kidnapped by pirates (St. […]

Sweet Saintly Nomenclature! (Sainthood Preview)

posted by Jason Boyett

Just uploading a little bonus content from Pocket Guide to Sainthood, because I’ve just learned that users of the Internets prefer short paragraphs, bold type, lots of links, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. So this comes from Ch. […]

Sainthood Preview: Carmelites

posted by Jason Boyett

It’s time for another morsel from my upcoming Pocket Guide to Sainthood (Jossey-Bass, 2009). There were (and are) a whole lot of different religious orders, all of which have produced their share of interesting saints. These include Benedictines, Franciscans, Cistercians, […]

All You Need to Know About Anchorites (Sainthood Preview)

posted by Jason Boyett

Here’s another dose of advance content from Pocket Guide to Sainthood (Jossey-Bass, 2009). There were lots of really interesting ways to be super spiritual back in the medieval days, from sitting on a pole your whole life (St. Simeon Stylites […]

Oil-Oozing Relics! (Sainthood Preview)

posted by Jason Boyett

More Sainthood freebies! Here’s an appetizer from the next book in my religious-history-is-fun Pocket Guide series. It’s called Pocket Guide to Sainthood (Jossey-Bass, 2009). This is a selection from the last chapter, which is a grab-bag of listy goodness: ———– […]

St. Patrick!

posted by Jason Boyett

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a little background information (from my upcoming book, Pocket Guide to Sainthood) about the patron saint of Ireland and notable Christian missionary: St. PatrickIreland (5th century)Feast day: March 17Also known as: Patricius, Naomh […]

Staring at the Sun

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m pretty entrenched as a Protestant, but I try to keep an open mind. I really do. I love many aspects of the Catholic liturgy, and most of my favorite devotional writers have been Roman Catholics. I’m a big fan […]

Discipline

posted by Jason Boyett

I am at the writing stage right now where the “being a writer” part is not that attractive. Pocket Guide to Sainthood is finished and the manuscript has been turned in to the publisher (no doubt, several rounds of edits […]

Pocket Guide to Sainthood (Preview #2)

posted by Jason Boyett

Just letting you in on some advance content from my upcoming book (summer 2009) called Pocket Guide to Sainthood (Jossey-Bass). Here’s a selection from the last chapter, which features miscellaneous lists related to saints: Eight Saints With Brutally Ironic Patronages […]

Pocket Guide to Sainthood (Preview #1)

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m finishing up book #1 in my three-book Pocket Guide deal with Jossey-Bass: Pocket Guide to Sainthood. And there are so many good/weird/funny stories that it was a challenge to keep the book pocket-sized. It seriously could have been called […]

Return of the Pocket Guides

posted by Jason Boyett

I’ve been avoiding this until the time was right — by which I mean the contracts are signed and everything’s a go — but here’s the big announcement: my Pocket Guide series of books has a new home! Having finalized […]

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Farewell, O Me of Little Faith
You said you had a big announcement coming today. What is it? The announcement is this: Right now you are reading the final post on this blog. Ever. Ever? Ever. So you're shutting this blog down? Well, I'm going to stop writing any new posts for it. But the blog will still be here. Th

posted 6:11:49am Jun. 01, 2011 | read full post »

My Introvert Interview
On Monday, author Adam McHugh delivered a guest post about the "snarling 8-headed monster" of the writing process. Today I return the favor -- sort of -- via an interview at his blog, Introverted Church. We talk about how my introverted personality has impacted my faith and doubt, and how the extrov

posted 3:05:36pm May. 25, 2011 | read full post »

Harold Camping: "Invisible Judgment Day"
When the rapture didn't occur as predicted on May 21, 2011, Harold Camping had a few options. Here is how he could have responded to the failed prediction, in descending levels of crazy: 1. He could announce that he was wrong. This is the most reasonable option and was therefore unexpected. I wou

posted 9:06:24am May. 24, 2011 | read full post »

The Phases of Writing (Adam McHugh)
If you've ever felt out of place among all the exciting, expressive, emotional enthusiasm of a contemporary church service...or an evangelist's demands that you need to constantly be sharing your faith boldly to strangers...if it simply wipes you out to be surrounded by people all the time,  then y

posted 7:46:00am May. 23, 2011 | read full post »

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