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The Thorny Grace of It: And Other Essays for Imperfect Catholics

by Brian Doyle

Doyle's trademark candor, wit, and humor make this collection of more than 40 essays eminently enjoyable to read. From preparing for his First Confession by creating a fake laundry list of sins, to observing his mom's reaction to John F. Kennedy's assassination, to pondering his friend's surprising success with Catholic Golf Digest, Doyle's passionate writing is as likely to make us shed a tear as it is to make us laugh out loud. In the end, The Thorny Grace of It proves that, far from being extinguished, the Catholic faith--imperfect as it is--is wildly aflame in hearts and lives everywhere!

Brian Doyle edits Portland Magazine at the University of Portland in Oregon, called "the best spiritual magazine in the country" by Annie Dillard. Doyle is also the author of 13 books of essays, fiction, and poetry; among the honors for his work are the Christopher Medal and a Catholic Press Association Book Award. He lives with his family in Portland.
Binding: Paperback  188pp.
Pub Date: October 01, 2013
ISBN: 0829439064    EAN: 9780829439069