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The Best in Modern Catholic Reading, Vol. 1
The Best in Modern Catholic Reading Vol 1 Author:John J. Delaney This unique two-volume treasury of Modern Catholic writing brings together for the first time much of the finest literature created over the past four decades. Here are novels, biographies, short stories, humorous pieces, poetry, lives of our Lord, our Lady, and the saints--all the work of distinguished authors, and all selected for the maximum... more » enjoyment and spiritual stimulation they offer.
In this far-ranging anthology are the complete texts of such great books as A Man Named John, Alden Hatch's splendid biography of the history-making Pope; The Lilies of the Field, the heartwarming novel that became an Award-winning motion picture; The Story of Michelangelo's Pieta, Irving Stone's dramatic account of how this masterpiece was created; Deliver Us from Evil, the first and most powerful Dr. Tom Dooley's remarkable best-sellers.
Here too are extensive selections from The Day Christ Died--the heart of Jim Bishop's wonderful story about Jesus; The Story of the Trapp Family Singers--which became The Sound of Music on stage and screen; The World's First Love, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen's superb work; the very humorous Don Camillo's Dilemma and Jean Kerr's The Snake Has All the Lines.
Also--other complete and unabridged books--Thomas Merton's Life and Holiness; Paul Gallico's THe Small Miracle; G.K. Chesterton's St. Francis of Assisi; Myles Connolly's Mr. Blue; S.M.C.'s Brother Petroc's Return; Bruce Marshall's Father Malachy's Miracle; Paul Horgan's One Red Rose for Christmas and The Devil in the Desert.
Equally stirring and memorable are selections from A WOman Clothed with the Sun and two books by Phyllis McGinley, as well as shorter complete fiction pieces by such fine writers as Sean O'Faolain, Frank O'Connor, Maurice Walsh, Dennis Harrington, and Stephen Vincent Benet.
This extraordinary anthology, carefully compiled from a lifetime of reading by the distinguished editor John J. Delaney, will provide endless hours of inspiration and entertainment for every Catholic family.« less