Super Girls and Halos

$16.95

“Serious fun mixed with the joy of faith!”
“What do you get when you cross Wonder Woman and Hermoine Granger with St. Katharine Drexel and St. Clare of Assisi? You’ll have to read this unique book to find out! Maria Morera Johnson’s love of films is eclipsed only by her love of books. In her latest offering, Super Girls and Halos, she introduces a series of gutsy women who help us explore what is good in our own souls. Even though I’m not the science-fiction geek or literature professor that Johnson is, I loved her unexpected and eclectic pairings of intriguing heroines of the screen and the page alongside inspiring saints of the Church. This PG-rated mingling of fiction, films, and faith stories is a fab follow up to My Badass Book of Saints! It’s serious fun mixed with the joy of faith!”  ~Pat Gohn, Author of Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious

“With wit and wisdom, Maria Morera Johnson pairs the excitement and adventure of fictional heroines with the integrity and tenacity of true heroines who walked this earth. This clever combination packs a punch, providing us with a powerful lesson on righteousness and inspiring us to live with the confidence needed to become virtuous heroines and heroic saints. A must-read for anyone looking to tap into her supernatural, God-given powers!” ~  Kelly Wahlquist, Founder of WINE: Women In the New Evangelization and editor of Walk in Her Sandals

 

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Award-winning author Maria Morera Johnson offers a unique and daring exploration of the cardinal virtues through the saints and heroines of science fiction, fantasy, and comic books. Johnson will reignite your passion for your faith as she demonstrates the heroic in the sometimes mundane quest for good and reminds us that Catholicism is filled with adventure.

What do Wonder Woman and St. Katharine Drexel have in common? How about St. Clare of Assisi and Rey, the ingénue from Star WarsThe Force Awakens? All four women sought justice for the abused.

With the same zest for her faith and cheeky wit that readers found so compelling in My Badass Book of Saints and a love for the heroic journey that highlights her career, Johnson now focuses on heroines—improbable pairings of saints and characters from sci-fi, comics, and fantasy—who have influenced her life and deepened her understanding of the Church’s cardinal virtues: prudence, temperance, fortitude, and justice.

Johnson tells her own story alongside the unlikely pairs to show how the cardinal virtues are at play in our lives as well:

  • Prudence (judgment of right and wrong), which influences Marvel’s Black Widow and St. Mary Magdalene, as well as X-Files agent Dana Scully and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.
  • Fortitude (courage), experienced by Marvel’s Storm and St. Cunigunde, as well as Harry Potter’s Hermione Granger and St. Marguerite D’Youville.
  • Temperance (restraint of desires), which changes how we understand Katniss Everdeen of the Hunger Games series and St. Mary MacKillop, as well as Nyota Uhura of Star Trek fame and St. Kateri Tekakwitha.

With Johnson’s enthusiasm as a guide, you’ll be inspired to embrace the virtues anew and find your faith in your favorite stories.

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Weight 10 oz

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