An interesting book written from experience, reflection and prayer.
Klein shows readers how to find spiritual meaning in what they might otherwise think of as just casual entertainment, hardly more than ‘vanities.’
Review for Religious
Delightful, innovative, and always provocative, Vanity Faith reveals how God can be found in the movies and on television, and how popular culture can teach you more about your faith than you could have ever dreamed. Perfect for anyone who lives in a world of pop culturein other words, everyone!
James Martin, SJ, Author of My Life with the Saints
When religious folk talk about Hollywood, it’s usually to bash Show Biz. Fr. Terrance Klein, however, brilliantly finds a story of redemption in I Love Lucy, and echoes of Jeremiah’s laments in the breakup between Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt. If you’ve ever found yourself watching an old movie and humming the ‘Panis Angelicus’ at the same time, wondering what the one has to do with the other, this is the book for you. Klein patrols the intersection between faith and culture with great panache.
John L. Allen Jr., Senior Correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, Senior Vatican Analyst for CNN