Monday, September 28, 2009

Book Review

St. Anthony: Words of Fire, Life of Light St. Anthony: Words of Fire, Life of Light by Madeline Pecora Nugent

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Saint Anthony, Words of Fire, Words of Light by Madeline Pecora Nugent, SFO is a fictionalized version of the life of Saint Anthony of Padua.

It is a highly readable text, taking us through Anthony's ministry from its beginnings in Italy, to France and back to Italy. The book shows us how Saint Anthony touched the lives of people he met, both real and fictionalized, through his preaching and his life. Each chapter brings us a different character's transformation, or lack thereof, after meeting Saint Anthony and hearing him preach.

Dedicated as it is, to Father Benedict Groeschel, it brings to mind the important and challenging life of a priest in this Year of the Priest and makes one wonder about the effect of the "new media" on evangalization.

I highly recommend it.

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TACParent said...

Sounds like you found another good book.

Dymphna said...

This one was great.

Marilena said...

a book i highly recommend that is older is called, The Life of Christ. its wonderful. it really is.

Dymphna said...

I definitely will look out for it, Marilena. Thanks!

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