THE SECRET OF ST. JOHN BOSCO by Henri Gheon

THE SECRET OF ST. JOHN BOSCO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Only in care instances do we come across books as charming and easy going on the good people. The pictures of Italy remind us of Sabatier's St. Francis and hold us fascinated in the spell that Don Bosco cast on those with whom he came in touch. The book's market is definitely limited however by the almost fanatical lashing of the famous Waldensians whom Protestants regard with the McAll Missioners (La Mission Populaire Evangelique de France) as the most splendid and Christlike workers in the European Mission field. To me it is a decided pity because there should be no reservations to such a fascinating life's influence and its story deserves a far wider sale, So sell it to Romanists, steer off the Evangelicals unless you are sure they feel, as I do, that such saints are always capable of greater generosity and breadth than their biographers. I am sure after reading the other eleven, that Don Bosco was a bigger man than Mr. Gheon paints him in Chapter VIII.

Publisher: Sheed & Ward