Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sinner: The Catholic Guy's Funny, Feeble Attempts to be a Faithful Catholic

During Christmas break, my 20 year old daughter Madeleine told me on multiple occasions about Sinner. She loves The Catholic Guy aka Lino Rulli because in 2009 she got a  brand new car with Sirius radio and a 4 hour drive to her university in Mississippi. So when this book became available from the Catholic Company, I jumped on it.

Loved it!!!  Is it a great theological thesis? No. Is is a story of a great conversion? No. Is it going to be a long lasting Church classic? Doubt it. But it IS a real story, a story of a Catholic guy who made plenty of mistakes (aka sins) in his life, probably will make more but realizes he's imperfect and striving to be what he is called to be (although he's maybe not certain what that is) by the grace of God. Did I mention the humor? I love Lino's sense of humor but then although not Italian from birth, I was raised in an Italian family from the Bronx so I 'get' his humor while some Catholics might not.

Usually when I read a good book that I think my eldest will enjoy, I put it on a bookshelf until she comes home from college. This book will be going to to post office as I know she will NOT want to wait until spring break to read this much talked about book.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Sinner. They are also a great source for a Catechism of the Catholic Church or a Catholic Bible.


RAnn said...

I think I have this one coming from another store.

Renee said...

I think you and your dh will enjoy it. Once I get it back from Madeleine, I'll leave it in Scott's reading basket