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Uncommon Faith

John F. Coverdale

Price: $14.95
Availability: 318 Copies in Stock
ISBN: 9781889334745

Item ID: 10209

Publisher: Scepter

Size: 6 X 9

Number of Pages: 400

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The Early Years of Opus Dei 1928-1943

This book explores the early years of Opus Dei and shows why St. Josemaría Escrivá so quickly became renowned for his sanctity. Bringing to light details found only in hard-to-find Spanish sources, author John Coverdale highlights St. Josemaría's tireless, courageous efforts to spread the message of lay holiness even amid the terror and uncertainty of the Spanish Civil War. Coverdale explains how St. Josemaría helped others find Jesus Christ through a lay spirituality that anticipated Vatican II by thirty years.

Uncommon Faith is an absorbing, highly readable introduction to the life of a towering modern saint - and essential reading for anyone searching for the key to the Church's renewal in our age. It will be of interest to anyone who keeps up with developments in the contemporary Church, as well as to scholars of Spanish history and Church history.

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Reviewed by Ted Rhoades on 12/03/2014

Did not want to put this book down. Saint Josemaria had great drive and insight a Saint we should all strive to become more like.

Reviewed by Fr. Morosco Lett on 01/09/2014

I read this book some ten years ago as a young priest. It was a great introduction to the life of St. Josemaría Escrivá and the turbulent times in which he lived.

John Coverdale gives a very readable summary of a life lived heroically for God in the most challenging of circumstances.

This book will be of interest, not only for people of faith, but for anyone interested in the time of the Spanish civil war and anyone who appreciates the example of someone who lives life to the full with great humanity and love.