Sunday, December 4, 2011

Book Review: Sinner

Sinner: The Catholic Guy's Funny, Feeble Attempts to be a Faithful Catholic by Lino Rulli

Apparently, Mr. Rulli has a TV show and has worked in radio, but I'd never heard of him before selecting this book from The Catholic Company. I thought of my brother when I saw what a few others were saying about the book.

Mr. Rulli is not offering a deep theological treatise in this book. It's a series of vignettes, in no particular order, that contemplate contemporary life as a single Catholic man. He takes his Catholicism seriously but he doesn't take himself seriously. We hear stories of his youth, his college years and of his work in Catholic media. It's easy to imagine listening to him regale us as if we were sitting around a big table after eating a hearty meal, laughing and talking with friends.

I found the book funny without being offensive, though some of the stories touch on subjects of a mature nature. He doesn't go into any details, but it would be best to save this book for college age or older. (I think...I'm not really sure, perhaps mature high school students would be alright with it.)

I selected the book with my brother in mind and I think it would be perfect for him. If you have trouble finding gifts for your brother or brother-in-law, consider this one. (You know, since Christmas is coming up...)

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an objective review. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Sinner. They are also a great source for a Catechism of the Catholic Church or a Catholic Bible.

As long as I'm linking to The Catholic Company, one of my favorite books, Easter illustrated by Fiona French, is less than $7 for a hardcover right now. The Easter Story by Brian Wildsmith is available in hardcover for only $8. These are very good prices for some wonderful beautiful books! (I'm not an affiliate with this site; I receive nothing if you follow these links or purchase these books. I just love them and want them in home where they will be read and treasured.)

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