The Power and the Glory
"Graham Greene's masterpiece" --John Updike)
In a poor, remote section of Southern Mexico, the paramilitary group, the Red Shirts have taken control. God has been outlawed, and the priests have been systematically hunted down and killed. Now, the last priest is on the run. Too human for heroism, too humble for martyrdom, the nameless little worldly "whiskey priest" is nevertheless impelled toward his squalid Calvary as much by his own compassion for humanity as by the efforts of his pursuers.
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Review: The Power and the GloryUser Review - Whitney - Goodreads
This actually was a pretty good book. The beginning was slow but once you get to part 2 and 3 it really picks up. I never learned about the laws against Catholic priests in Mexico in the early 1900's so I'm really glad that I got to read this for school. Read full review
Review: The Power and the GloryUser Review - David Tomlinson - Goodreads
Because we are all the whisky priest. Like the priest, like all of us, this story has a soul. Read full review