Linking up with Jessica of Housewifespice sharing what I've been reading recently
The book follows a wonderful format very reminisent of James Martin's My Life with the Saints; as Campell tells her story and the important role each saint played in her life at different times she shares much of that saint's biography. In all, six saints lives are shared ranging from Saint Theresa of Avila, to Saint Faustina to Saint Theresa of Calcutta. While the focus of the book is clearly on the author's faith journey, I also learned a lot about each saint, and most importantly how seeking their intercession can be of help at times of struggle and not.
I would recommend this book to anyone, but think it would be of particular interest to women discerning for themselves how to balance work and home life, and make peace with the pain and disorientation of watching ones parents age and perhaps even becoming a caregiver for them. Over the fifteen years or so that this book covers the author must have encountered the writings or images of many, many saints; this book tells the interesting story of how six took hold in a meaningful way.
by Ashley Pullo a love story told backwards starting around their tenth anniversary and over the course of the book telling their story, ending at their first meeting. I found the format far more interesting than confusing and the characters charming with wonderful dialogue. The story largely told from Chloe's perspective of her life from 25 to 35 includes all the life events of having kids, losing parents, career choices: all of these Pullo handles well with humor and just a bit of rough language. Would recommend and will be checking out the sequel The Refrain.
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