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Book Review: Bleeder…A Miracle? Or bloody murder?

Posted by sevensorrows on 8:29 PM in , ,

bleeder

by John Desjarlais (http://www.johndesjarlais.com/)

This 272 page mystery has all that you need:

  • + well developed plot
  • + interesting characters
  • + no lag or drag
  • + twists and the unexpected
  • + murder, betrayal, suspense, love

…but most importantly:

This is a great novel by a Catholic author. Yes, I said it…fiction, mystery, by a Catholic author. Not only that, but it has a priest (with no mention of molestation)! But not just any priest, a priest with stigmata!

I liked the subtlety of the faith that ran through the pages. It didn’t hit you in the faith or distract from the story, but it came in at the right times. Here is my favorite part:

“As a loving Father, he knows what it is like to lose a son to death, and in the Son, he knows what it is like to be rejected, to be betrayed, to be hurt, to be afraid, to be lonely, and to die. And his suffering Mother has much to teach us about grace in sorrow. When we get to heaven and ask our Lord about suffering, he will perhaps, merely embrace us with his own pierced hands.”

I could tell you more, but why waste the time. Just buy this book, support a Catholic author, and then spread the word of the book to others.

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 Bleeder.

Rating: (out of 5)





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