This is a wonderful story about a spiritual man; a man who lives his religion. I found it very moving; and would like to hear some more Father Joe stories; Perhaps the critcisms about Tony Hendra are true, but that does not detract from this story; it certainly gives the hope of redemption to those who may not think they need it. Well worth a listen.
the first review I have been compelled to write and done through tears upon finishing this book. If only I had a father Joe. A must to hear, read with love about a man of love
Oh my - what a beautiful story. I felt as if Father Joe were speaking to me. One of those "right on time" messages. I'm from the same era as Tony Hendra and remembered my own passage into adulthood having fully participated in the 60's and 70's. A must read.
I loved the book and loaned my copy to my sister, who refused to return it, because she enjoyed it so much. I finished it weeks ago and still think of Father Joe almost daily.
An outstanding reflection of an interesting life that certainly would have been diifferent if not for the presence of the stabilizing spiritual influence of an earthly saint. A must read for anyone that has had a crisis of faith or existence. Beautifully done - narration and all. Thank you Tony Hendra.
I found it a bit tedious. The book is poorly paced and the writing, line-by-line, uninspired; the efforts at humor were effortful. This was one of the times I really regretted wasting one of my book credits.
This book was not what I expected, but I'm glad that I stuck with it. The author's life was very interesting, and the simple character of Father Joe was inspiring. I ended up buying a paperback version to give to a friend.
I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.
I can't make it very far in listening to this book. The descriptive sex and the reader's tone are repulsive. Am trying to discover how it became a best seller. Perhaps I could try the "children's" version?