Resurrecting Grace: Remembering Catholic Childhoods (Paperback)

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By Marilyn Sewell (Editor)
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Resurrecting Grace features such notable authors as Louise DeSalvo, Frank McCourt, Michael Patrick MacDonald, and Anna Quindlen offering personal recollections about growing up in the One True Church. From the humorous to the painful, the stories in this collection capture the essence of a Catholic upbringing. These authors take us back to their childhoods, reflecting on the gift of faith, the power of ritual, sin and salvation, and the concept of redeeming grace. Featuring a wide range of voices and experiences, this collection is for anyone who has been touched by this complex community of faith.

About the Author

The Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell is the editor of Claiming the Spirit Within, Cries of the Spirit, Resurrecting Grace and Breaking Free. She is senior minister at the First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon. Find her online at

Praise For…

Both the lapsed and the faithful will appreciate the truth of these memoirs . . . but you don't have to be Catholic, or even religious, to recognize the universal conflicts here. --Booklist

"These essays demonstrate how the Catholic faith continues to be reflected in the lives of people whether they have stayed with the church or not." --John Cronin, Boston Herald

"Sewell has thoughtfully included some treasures." --Publishers Weekly

"An entertaining assortment of personal reminiscences." --Forecast

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807012413
ISBN-10: 0807012416
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication Date: August 16th, 2002
Pages: 328
Language: English