Sacraments of Love: A Prayer Journal

Sacraments of Love: A Prayer Journal

by Andrew M. Greeley
     
 
"Many Christians will be inspired, perhaps even transformed, by the courage, optimism, and depth of these meditations that point beyond Greeley to God, hidden and revealed. highly recommended."--Library Journal.

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"Many Christians will be inspired, perhaps even transformed, by the courage, optimism, and depth of these meditations that point beyond Greeley to God, hidden and revealed. highly recommended."--Library Journal.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Ferry, who was born in 1952 in a suburb of Toronto, tried much of his early life to suppress his homosexuality because of his strong Anglican faith. His marriage proved to be unsuccessful, and Ferry found himself, even as he studied for the priesthood, investigating the gay subculture of Toronto. He became a priest and served his ministries well, but began to have homosexual affairs. After he became pastor of a church in a Toronto suburb, several members of the congregation protested to the bishop about Ferry's homosexuality. His subsequent trial, as he relates it here, amounted to a 20th-century witch-hunt, with the religious court's decision something out of Catch-22 in that the church found Ferry ``not guilty of disobedience since the bishop had never in fact instructed him to give up his relationship, but guilty of wrongdoing for refusing to give it up.'' Although this book sometimes reads like a self-help journal, its earnest but dry prose is a strong indictment of homophobia both in the church and society. The defrocked Ferry now works with a Toronto AIDS organization. Author tour. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Greeley, a Roman Catholic priest and well-known novelist, shares almost 15 months of personal prayers and entries from his spiritual journal addressed to God as ``My Love.'' These prayers reveal Greeley's attempts to come to terms with his own mortality; his past mistakes; his opportunity for reconciliation with others; his doubts about what his role should be in helping to resolve a church scandal; his sense of his own spiritual failures and inadequacies; and, most of all, his love for God and his desire to love God more deeply. Many Christians (not by any means only Roman Catholics) will be inspired, perhaps even transformed, by the courage, optimism, and depth of these meditations that point beyond Greeley to God, hidden and revealed. Highly recommended for public and seminary libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824513986
Publisher:
Crossroad Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.71(w) x 8.55(h) x 1.21(d)

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