A Spiritual Odyssey: Diary Of An Ordinary Catholic


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    Alternately interesting and irritating beyond words It s a diary of a recent convert, a lapsed Catholic who has a profound conversion experience followed by a encounter with his own mortality People who have just converted to anything shouldn t write books about it Inevitably their experience and therefore what they write about lacks maturity and comes across as naive, judgmental, missing the obvious, and or incessantly self absorbed I feel great sympathy for his wife, a long time believer, Alternately interesting and irritating beyond words It s a diary of a recent convert, a lapsed Catholic who has a profound conversion experience followed by a encounter with his own mortality People who have just converted to anything shouldn t write books about it Inevitably their experience and therefore what they write about lacks maturity and comes across as naive, judgmental, missing the obvious, and or incessantly self absorbed I feel great sympathy for his wife, a long time believer, and the priests he harangues with his angels on the head of a pin questions In fact it s his treatment of his wife that is most irritating he gives no indication that he recognises she is quietly demonstrating the very qualities he is so busily trying to assess his own performance in, and fails to appreciate that she has what he wants a spiritual life that is integrated, practised, lived If you are wondering about whether Catholicism is for you, avoid this book and instead read something written by someone who s been one for many years


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A Spiritual Odyssey: Diary Of An Ordinary Catholic [PDF / EPUB] A Spiritual Odyssey: Diary Of An Ordinary Catholic A Spiritual Odyssey is the compelling story of a six year journey on two converging paths a burgeoning spirituality, and a dramatic physical degeneration that took the author to the doors of death It A Spiritual Odyssey is the compelling Odyssey: Diary PDF Î story of a six year journey on two converging paths a burgeoning spirituality, and a dramatic physical degeneration that took the author to the doors of death It is essentially a witness to the miraculous grace of God and how it reaches into both soul and body The author struggles with questions of a theological nature but not in an academic way The questions emerge from A Spiritual PDF/EPUB ² the practical, often confusing circumstances in which the author finds himself as he tries to understand his growing spirituality and to seek intimacy with Jesus.

  • Paperback
  • A Spiritual Odyssey: Diary Of An Ordinary Catholic
  • Brian O'Hare
  • English
  • 11 March 2019
  • 1856075125

About the Author: Brian O'Hare

Brian O Hare, MA, PhD is Odyssey: Diary PDF Î a retired assistant director of a large regional college of further and higher education Married, three children, ten grandchildren, one great grandchild He plays golf three times a week off a ten handicap and does a lot of voluntary work Any writing he has previously done was academicvery much restricted to a very specific readership Several articles in educational journals were followed by a number of A Spiritual PDF/EPUB ² book length reports for the Dept of Education and the University of UlsterHe has also written an interesting biography of a man who daily performs amazing miracles of healingThe Miracle Ship That is currently available ins Kindle bookstore Hopefully those who read it will spread the word and write reviews to help John s message to reach the hearts of many, many people The Miracle Ship has won top medallist honours in the Spiritual Odyssey: Diary eBook ↠ New Apple Awards for literary excellenceBrian had a liver disease since childhood which resulted in him taking early retirement a number of years ago In he had a liver transplant but is strong and healthy now He continued to do academic writing well into his retirement and followed that with a memoir about his liver transplant, dealing with the physical, emotional and spiritual experiences that came from that period in his life A Spiritual Odyssey, published by Columba Press, DublinRecently he experienced a desire to write fiction Hence Fallen Men It is a story about three priestsbut it is religious in much the same way Thornbirds was religious Fallen Men has won two awards, including top medallist honours in the contemporary fiction category of the New Apple AwardsHe has also finished two further novels, both part of a new series commissioned by Crimson Cloak publishing, The Inspector Sheehan Mysteries The first is a murder mystery inspired by an old th century painting of the Last Judgement It s called The Doom Murders , and it is available on Kindle and in print The Doom Murders has to date won three prestigious awards The second book in the series, The Killings , has now been written Obviously it features the same detectives as in The Doom Murders but since it was published only a few weeks ago it has not yet had time to collect any awards The third book in the series, The Coven Murders, is currently being writtenTo launch the print version of The Doom Murders, CCP asked Brian to write a couple of short stories, featuring Inspector Sheehan These were originally intended to be Facebook games ie a kind of see the clues, guess the killer thing but the publisher liked them so much that she has started a new line called Crimson Shorts Brian s two shorts a third was written to launch The Killings Murder at Loftus House and Murder at the Roadside Cafe are now available onin Kindle and print versions So, too, is the third, Murder at the Wooodlands Care HomeAlso now available on Kindle as well as print is the story of Brian s liver transplant and the growth in spirit he experienced as he waited for almost a year, not knowing if he was going to live or die See A Spiritual Odyssey Diary of an Ordinary Catholic.