Friday, April 16, 2010

Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know

Author: Diane Mozcar
Title: Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know1
Publication Date: 2006
Number of Pages: 177
Genre: Christianity
Synopsis: “Here are the saints and sinners, popes and kings that God used to shape his Church and change the world. You’ll meet Clovis and Charlemagne, Luther and Pope Leo, Suleiman and St. Francis, the Arians, the Franks, the Huguenots, and others whose sins or sacrifices altered the course of history. Here, too, are the wars and plagues, the ideas and institutions and, yes, the miracles that gave birth to our Christian civilization and often threatened to doom it. Experience the battles of Tours and Lepanto, the Crusades, the Russian Revolution, and Fatima, the miracle that foretold (and offered a way to prevent) the conflicts that killed millions in the twentieth century. Wars and terrorism have rendered the first years of our new century no less bloody. Has God now abandoned us? Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know finds the answer in history."

Since so many different topics are covered in this book I’m going to make this a very short review by saying that Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know was great.
The thing I liked most about this book would have to be how the author, Diane Mozcar, made a book based on ten dates that are very prominent in history come across as interesting and not dry in the least bit.
While the whole book is really good certain parts have stuck more in my mind then others, like, the chapter about Fatima. It was by far one of my favorite things to read about in the book.

Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know earns 5 out of 5 pineapples for taking a potentially boring read and making it hard to put down.
1. Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Kkow was borrowed from Holland.
2. I do believe that this is my shortest review ever (it’s only 88 words long).

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