U.S. Catholic book club: The Geography of God's Mercy
Review: The hallmark of Catholicism is its ability to find in our human stories the unfolding story of God’s relationship to Creation. The hallmark of great Catholic writing is putting these stories to paper in ways that lead readers back to their own experience of God. Patrick Hannon’s work embodies both.
In parents and siblings, nursing home residents, and barroom acquaintances, Hannon sketches the many moments in which God’s mercy becomes flesh. Each of his 20 stories offers a glimpse of God’s unfailing love, described beautifully by Hannon in his own mother’s unfailing daily mantra: “I guess I’ll keep you for another day.”—Bryan Cones, Managing Editor
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