FATHER MADDEN'S LIFE OF CHRIST by

FATHER MADDEN'S LIFE OF CHRIST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A popular life of Christ for teen-agers, this volume is divided into thirty-two chapters, each of which paints the picture of a striking incident in Christ's life that points up a practical lesson applicable to the modern young man or woman, Essential truths are conveyed directly and vividly, but it is regrettable that the author believes he has to ""jazz up"" the treatment of sublime personalities and truths. He describes St. Luke, for example, as ""a ladies' man"", St. Matthews as ""a shrewdie"". The Blessed Virgin ""must have been a terrific girl"". In Jerusalem, Jesus ""ran out on"" his parents. The approach seems deficient in the spirit of reverence due to the subject matter, a reverence the teen-ager is quite able to rise to when he is not being talked down to on the one hand or talked at in tones of false solemnity on the other.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1960
Publisher: Bruce