This listing is based solely on my personal choice of individuals who have touched my life in some important way.
Saints are acknowledged here as Christians of tremendous courage and devotion to Christ, men and women who have lived with integrity and contributed to making heaven on earth. The list includes protestants and Catholics. Protestants, while not having any formal designation for saints, do give special recognition to many faith leaders important to Christianity since the Protestant Reformation in the 1500s.
The Catholic Church has a formal process for designation of Saints and those being considered. There are important Catholics included in the list who have not yet been canonized or are still living and not eligible for sainthood. For a complete list of Saints as declared by the Catholic Church, please refer to AmericanCatholic.org. You may sign up to have the daily saint e-mailed to you.
Alfred Delp: Prison Writings. Alfred Delp, S.J., Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2004.
Amazing Love. Corrie Ten Boom, Fort Washington, PA: Christian Literature Crusade, 1954.
Candles in the Dark: Fr. Richard Ho Lung and the Missionaries of the Poor. Joseph Pearce, Charlotte, NC: St. Benedict Press, 2013.
Confessions of Saint Augustine. John K. Ryan, Translator, NY: Image Books, Doubleday, 1988.
Corrie Ten Boom’s Prison Letters. Corrie ten Boom, Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1975.
The Cost of Discipleship, Rev. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, NY: Macmillan, 1959.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Letters & Papers from Prison. Eberhard Bethge, Ed., NY: Macmillan, 1971.
He Leadeth Me. Fr. Walter J. Ciszek, S.J., with Fr. Daniel Flaherty, S.J., San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1973.
The Five Silent Years of Corrie Ten Boom. Pamela Roswell, Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Books, 1986.
I Found the Key to the Heart of God: My Personal Story. Basilea Schlink, Darmstadt-Eberstadt, Germany: Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary, 1994.
A Man for Others: Maximilian Kolbe, Saint of Auschwitz, In the Words of Those Who Knew Him. Patricia Treece, Harper & Row Publishers, 1982.
Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles. Raymond Arroyo, New York: Image Books, Doubleday, 2005.
Mother Teresa, a Complete Authorized Biography. Kathryn Spink, San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1997.
Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light, The Private Writings of the “Saint of Calcutta”. Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C. Editor and Commentary, NY: Doubleday, 2007.
No Future Without Forgiveness. Desmond Mpilo Tutu, NY: Doubleday, 1999.
Out of My Life and Thought: Albert Schweitzer. Antje Bultmann Lemke, Translator, John Hopkins University Press, 1990.
Richest of Poor Men: The Spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi. John R. H. Moorman, Huntington, IN: Sunday Visitor, 1977.
The Rule of St. Benedict in English. Timothy Fry, O.S.B., Ed., Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1981.
Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict. Esther de Waal, Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2001.
The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux. St. Therese of Lisieux, Translated by John Beevers, NY: Image Books, 1957.
Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life. C. S. Lewis, NY: Harvest/HBJ Book, 1955.
Voices of the Saints. Bert Ghezzi, Chicago, IL: Loyola Press, 2000. (365 Daily Readings based on the annual Calendar of Saints)
Why We Can’t Wait. Martin Luther King, Jr., NY: Mentor, 1964.