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The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2004

    Moving biographies of great RC writers

    This is one of those books that you want to read again. Paul Elie brings these four writers-- Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton -- to life as he recounts their personal, spiritual, and literary journeys. And the writing is exquisite.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2008

    The Best

    This was an incredible book. Elie's review of these writers, their lives and stories, and how their experience of modern life interacted with their faith and their art was thorough and challenging. It make me think and pray about my own life and story and how I interact with my times. Any book that helps me do that is a gift indeed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2004

    Don't be daunted by the size!

    This was an incredibly interesting account and weaving together of the lives of some of America's most gifted Catholic writers. Completely worth the effort.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2004

    An absolutely necessary book

    Well written, engaging, important. The pilgrims may not be perfect but their progess (and convergences) are fascinating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2004

    A suprise in more ways than one!

    I honestly thought that I would not be able to finish the book even as I purchased it but gave it a try anyway. Much to my suprise, after having decided I absolutely did not like two of the authors at all within the first third of the book, Elie still pulled me forward to read more about them. I am left wanting to know more about Walker Percy and Flannery O'Conner, whom Elie spends the least amount of time on. For both Merton and Day, I find them to be pitiful and misguided. Their christianity is not my christianity. Their anarchist and pacifist views do not represent my interpretation of the meaning of Christ and are not a role model for a christian life. As far as I am concerned Thomas Merton never found what he was looking for, he only went from one self delusion to another throughout his life. I am stunned that Dorothy Day is being considered for canonization! I am not a catholic but if I were, her canonization would prompt me to leave the church. However, even though two out of the four authors are not enviable, I find Elie's commentary to be well considered and well written. I would certainly read any future text he puts forth.

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