Walking on Sunshine

John Udris – Holy Daring – 2010/DNF

The Back of the Book: The Catechism of the Catholic Church highlights a hallmark of truly Christian prayer – bold confidence, fearless trust.  This book explores this boundless trust through the lens of the life of St Therese of Lisieux and expounds it with her spiritual teaching.  She can be a patron of this confidence in ou prayer.  She can be the champion of this holy daring in every area of our Christian discipleship.

John Udris writes:

The aim of this book is to offer everyone the opportunity to encounter Therese:  that we may feel a new current of confidence flooding our prayer, flowing into our relationships, promising to irrigate every area of our Christian experience.  If we yield to the impact of this young woman, we may yet find ourselves among the many whose lives she has overtaken and overturned – decisively.  If we allow Therese to tutor us in the Gospel, we may rejoice to find ourselves taken into her confidence – literally.  May she partner us in prayer through these pages.

How (and why) I got this book: Therese of Lisieux is the first Catholic Saint I enountered so, when I began looking for a Confirmation name, her’s was the first I considered and I gathered several books about her.  This is one of them.  I’ve since decided that Saint Clare of Assisi would be better for me but I retain an interest in Therese and am looking forward to reading this slim volume.

NotJustLaura’s Review: I started but could not finish this slim volume.  It read like a fresher’s university essay and I’m just not interested enough in St Therese to go on with it.


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