Being a Christian I can't say I like what Mr. Saul is saying about the Church. Maybe not his actual opinion, it is nonetheless a dim view of things. Mr. Saul is a master at bringing out the phobias that are common to all mankind. It was a good read, not heavy in any area with just the right amount of phobic description, tension and suspense. Yes, you know the ending from the beginning; it's predicitble, but Still worth reading. Good PBS book - read and trade.
This is one of John's best books to me. It is about a boy who loses his father in Iraq. Fifteen year old Ryan McIntyre's world is turned upside down by the unexpected and untimely death. After some trouble at his public high school, his mother Teri enrolls him at the St. Issac's Catholic boarding school which is higly recommended to help troubled teens. Strange things have been happening to students. Ryan hears about these students and witness weird things happening to his friends. Father Sebastian joins the faculty shortly before Ryan arrives and miraculous events begin to unfold in Father Sebastion's one man war against evil.
Is this a divine act or an evil one? You must read this book. A fast paced suspense filled book.