Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Book Review - Sinner by Lino Rulli

First, the title really caught my attention. Second, it was written by a man. Third, it is the life story of an Italian. I figured, I'm a sinner and Italian and I know men, so what the heck, I'll choose this book to review. Okay, maybe those are not the exact reasons, but they certainly played a small part. I choose it because I wanted something different from what I usually read.

In Sinner, Rulli tells about his life the way you would hear it from your friend over a drink. Is being a Catholic always easy? No. But, as you read through the chapters you realize that to Rulli, it is worth it. He is funny, very funny and honest about who he is. HIs chapters on Confession combined with the chapter on his doctor visit while in grad school is enough to recommend the book.

In my head, I want to write things as honestly and humorously as he does. Through all the jokes and one-liners though, Rulli is a man after God's heart, trying to serve him and share Jesus' Gospel in his down to earth, easy to understand way.

This book is perfect for anyone who thinks people who write Catholic books must be oh so holy and perfect or for the person who needs to laugh a little.

I appreciate simplicity; Rulli speaks the truth about our faith and his life simply so that it is accessible to many people. Personally, I think it is more difficult to convey faith simply. Rulli does a great job. Get yourself a copy of the book and then share it with a friend.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Sinner. They are also a great source for a Catechism of the Catholic Church or a Catholic Bible.

PS: I totally related to people not saying his name right:)