While we remain a few days out from our official release day on October 22, the feast of St. John Paul II, two readers have mailed in some early thoughts on Image and Likeness.
I’m about 30% in.WOW.This is a powerful book. Makes me want to look for more by the contributing authors.I’ll say the same when I do my review. But meanwhile, just wanted to give you two TWO THUMBS UP.
I’m still working my way through the TOB collection, but I want to tell you how impressed I’ve been with the stories. Honestly, as much as I enjoy the TOB-centered books I’ve read in the last few years, I’ve always felt that parts of them come across as slightly heavy-handed. I look past it easily, but I always have a feeling that it wouldn’t go over with someone who’s not already accepting of TOB and Catholic teaching.This bunch of stories has surprised me in ways that I hadn’t imagined! I love that so many of them leave you open to interpreting what the main characters will decide to do, and I love, too, that the characters who are not on board with Catholic teaching are presented so thoughtfully and with such depth. And very little feels like a lecture, which (sorry to say) sometimes happens when authors try a bit too hard to get that message in.Seriously, I really am loving this book.
Christine Johnson, Domestic Vocation
Kindle preorders of Image and Likeness are available now. If you’d like to follow along with the last days of a novena to St. John Paul II, please do so on co-editor Erin McCole Cupp’s Instagram page.