Product Number: EB00646290
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781571318169
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
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Let me begin today, illumined by Thy light, to destroy this part of the natural man which lives in me in its entirety, the obstacle that constantly keeps me from Thy Love. Taught this prayer as a boy by his grandfather, James Dressler recites it each time he's tempted by earthly desires. Originally drawn to the priesthood by the mystery, purity, and sensual fabric of the Church, as well as by its promise of a safe harbor from his tempestuous home, James finds himself-just a few years after his ordination-attracted again to his first love, Betty GarcIa. Torn between these opposing desires, and haunted by his familial heritage, James finds himself at a crossroads. Exploring age-old and yet urgently contemporary issues in the Catholic Church, and infused throughout by a rich sense of the history and vibrant texture of St. Paul, this is an utterly honest and subtly lyrical novel.

Author(s): John Reimringer
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2010

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