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Treasure in Clay provides a lifetime's worth of wisdom from one of the most beloved and influential religious figures of the 20th century. Billy Graham called Bishop Sheen the "Great Communicator" since Sheen pioneered religious programming on both radio and TV with his signature program Life is Worth Living. In 1952 Sheen received an Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Television Personality.

This autobiography includes childhood and seminary reflections, as well as Sheen's views on media stardom, pastoral work, international travels, conversions, Vatican II, Mary, and more. Listeners can expect to hear many of this saintly and sage communicator's famous phrases and inspiring stories. Treasure in Clay illuminates why Bishop Sheen is now called "Servant of God", a step towards possible canonization in the Catholic Church.

©1982 Society for the Propagation of the Faith (P)2008 St. Anthony Messenger Press

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What a Wonderful Autobiography!

What made the experience of listening to Treasure in Clay the most enjoyable?

Listening in Bishop Sheen's own words the story of his life was the most enjoyable part of the experience for me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bishop Sheen is, of course, my favorite character in the book. I've been a devotee of his talks and books for many many years, since my Dad introduced me to him 25 years ago. I pray that he makes sainthood.

What about Greg Friedman’s performance did you like?

I wasn't pulled out of the story by his performance.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I certainly wanted to, but was unable to.

Any additional comments?

The only way this could have been made better would be if Bishop Sheen were reading this book himself. He is unparalleled for his story telling ability. I would have loved to hear his voice change as he read. Additionally, would love to listen to more of his books as audiobooks.

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Beautiful book with great impact

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book. The narration was excellent, but the stories of Bishop Sheen himself carried the book. Overall, an excellent book that I will listen to again.

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Must-Read for Modern Communicators

The details in this autobiography help explain why Billy Graham called Fulton Sheen the "greatest communicator of the twentieth century."

Modern communicators should be interested in his explanation of the approach and strategy behind the messages in his television shows (primarily in sixth chapter, but also in the fifth).

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Inspiring book

I bought this book because I wanted to learn more about the life of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. There are so many inspirational examples in here that it really helps strengthen my faith as a Catholic I think the priest who narrated the book did an excellent job. The book was such a joy to listen to that I would highly recommend it especially for those who want to learn more about Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

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Tuly inspirational.

A must read for all, Catholic and non-Catholic. A soul-searching, life changing experience.

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A must for everyone.

Inspiring, insightful, enjoyable. Don't read this book if you like your life easy and comfortable.

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Fantastic!

This is the best autobiography I've ever heard. Truly inspiring. His chapter on celibacy is the best, clearest, most concise explanation on the subject I've ever heard. This book helps me in my Faith life in so many ways.

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A Gift to the Church and the World

Fulton Sheen tells his life's story with characteristic profession of the Gospel, whit and humor. A book quite worth listening to!

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A wonderful book!

If you love Venerable Fulton Sheen, then you will enjoy this book! This autobiography has so many wonderful stories and teachings within them that will inspire the listener. It is a personal reflection told by a master storyteller!

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Eye-opening, Encouraging, Empowering.

I loved this book so much because of its affect on me. Narration was perfect.