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Th frustrating and endearing You re pulling for him from page one as ou along with him try to figure out what the heck is going onI would highly recommend this book In some ways this reads like a string of sermons punctuated by metaphorical uestion marks so Often Go Awry your engagement with the story might depend onour interest in theological musings I enjoyed this than James Frey s The Final Testament of the Holy Bible Both books have a similar message promoting liberal s and expanding social inclusion while retaining a sense of the sacred but whereas Final Testament relies on the magical element of the protagonist s actual Messianic status as automatic validation of his religious opinions Saint Peter uses the device of having an amnesiac man read through his own journals to remember who he is It is easier to sympathize with a man who isn t certain that he s right and who is going through a normal sort of midlife crisis of faith Saint Peter makes observations along the way such as that people tend to believe in the religion in which they are raised and that they are likely to believe ridiculous things if many others also believe them It winds up on a skeptical note overall Kron s delineation of a man of the cloth his main character Peter is extraordinary From beginning to end there is identification with him This is because the reader wants to understand the mystery surrounding his suicide attempt his amnesia his association with and beliefs concerning religion and the church which all become so personal that at the end the reader cannot help but feel as he does that all we need to do is exercise our minds and bodies while living peacefully that after we love and take care of ourselves we spread that love to family and friends making them feel important which in turn makes us feel important for with so many people in the world we feel insignificant and what could be important than to feel needed This is Peter s ultimate realization his summary of what religion or God should really mean to people which makes him a heretic for the church doesn t need psychological lectures it only reuires people to follow two thousand Under Grand Hotel, Volume 02 year old dictates from people who thought the world unmovable and flat The strengths of this novel are to be found in the author s characterization of Peter and its literary scholarship Peter as lawyer turned priest still not liking the life he was living for he was a sensitive person and couldn t live a lie thus attempting to start a modern church and later trying to kill himself when that became impossible brings to the reader a very real character A man of the cloth believing religion is immoral that the church s thinking is insane is uite the memorable character Religious themes can often amount to grim reading but the reader becomes so engaged with this story coming to feel like Peter does that the Church doesn t have a monopoly on wisdom Philosophers writers and scientists have all provided us with ample wisdom that far exceeds the glorious wisdom of the church The reader admires Peter s courage in accepting and declaring there s a better Way acknowledging before the big guns that religion doesn t make sense to him that it s simply madness that he d rather live as a beggar before returning to the church The Bishop laughs at his realizations The monsignor admits that if he had the mindset of Peter he d have to believe the devil took possession of his body taking him on a path straight to hell Two thousandears of brainwashing have had a huge impact on the minds of people who Ffering from amnesia after attempting suicide He finds a notebook he doesn't remember filling with entries referring to himself as Saint Peter His entries are so outlandish he knows he's insane but the other patients begin joining him in prayers They thank him claiming he's better therapy than any of the doctors He can't figure
Ave forgotten how to think but Peter hasn t And so the life of the church continues on as always but Peter has made his choice walking outside into the sunny day with a smile symbolically killing God A novel that shifts the centre of understanding and religious consciousness A well written gripping novel with a subject matter close to the uestions of faith I ve I been thinking about in my own life in the past DIRTY - 47 verruchte TABU Erotik Geschichten year or Saint Peter Killed God is a wonderful book that must be read by the masses The title may throwou but the story that follows is exciting and hard to put down It is always great to uncover a new talent in thriller writing of which Karl Kron most definitely is and I am looking forward to reading of his work Saint Peter Killed God does not prepare Im Squirrely! (The Nut Family, you for the thrilling page turner that follows It is a well researched story which begins a man seemingly suffering breakdown but keepsou guessing all the way through about what actually is going on The main protagonist is a richly drawn character who makes ou root for him from the very beginning and as the narrative unfolds ou also feel like How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America you really know him The chapters are expertly woven and the ending is a delight A great book which is highly recommended I really wanted to like this book for a couple of reasons First I love the premise it s right up my alley what with my crisis of faith and my conversion to Roman Catholicism and my love of uestioning no make that challenging established authority Second I love what and the kindle are doing towith the publishing world empowering individual authors and giving people the opportunity to express themselves to a wider audience than they ever could if they had to go through an established publisher But the down side is thatou get a lot of crap books that aren t published by an established company not because of any conspiracy to keep the little man down or even because of bureaucratic inertia but because they re crap This book is one of those Maybe it gets better after the first couple dozen pages but I ll never find out because the writing is atrocious I m sorry but it is I know plenty of people like the book and that s their prerogative I might even enjoy the plot and ideas and whatnot if I keep reading but I don t think I can get past the bad writing If the writing gets better later then the author needs to go back and rework the beginning so people like me will stay interested I m only giving this two stars because I d feel guilty about giving it one star having read so little I m bias I wrote the book Hope Wicked City (Wicked City, you give it a try Don t let the title throwou This is a great book It starts off with a priest Peter trying to get the attention of his congregation Then his attemps suicide but wait in doing so he felt faint then falls and hits his head He wakes up in a mental institution with amnesia What would The Celestial Selenite Scry (The Moon God Trilogy, you doPeter has his journals giving him insight to the man he was before the accident But what would bring him to try to commit suicide He was a priest What kind of man was he Will he ever be the man he once was The thrilling journey begins and is a page turner My favorite character was William He was a strange man he was a poet rude funny and crazy at the same time andes he was in the mental institution with PeterThe patients soon become Peter s new flock Peter s journal drove me insane You ll have to read the book to find out whyThis book kept my attention that s for sure Kron s research provides a better understanding of the Catholic church and the mental institution. T out Is he crazy or is it actually his destiny to change the church The only flock he has now are his fellow patients Here he begins his journey to retrieve what he has forgotten those crazy religious beliefs in his notebook entries which look less and less crazy to him the details of his attempted suicide and the real Father Pe.
Here is a book that is written to be provocative It is a faith uestioning read that many might find offensive BUT it is well written and the characterization is captivating Kron knows how to create a character the reader cares about and does well with interior conflictA faith unchallenged is not a faith worth having As an author of devotionals and faith affirming fiction my faith has already been challenged and grounded I don t mind reading a book that uestions the faith However some people of weaker faith will find this read ruffling to their feathers causing resentment and angerI m sorry to say that the theology and Biblical illusions the reader finds in this book might be twisted but the character is in an insane asylum so what would ou expect I don t understand trashing the author s entire work because the reader doesn t agree with the theologyI felt that the author s uestions have merit The church in my opinion is not uite what Jesus meant for it to be at all The methods and madness of the Priest I do not agree with but the author s handling of the situation is realistic and riveting This is a serious and provocative story about a priest who has lost his way to the extent of having also lost his memory From beginning to end it shows his progress in recovering his personal history which fortunately is preserved in a notebook and finding an authentic path forwardIn responding to it I could go off in various directions For example there s a lot of theology but most of it did not particularly engage me Except for a stimulating presentation the priest makes to his parishoners that draws an interesting conclusion from the seuence in which the books of the New Testament were written most seems to skim the surface of the Big uestions and to assume that a conservative Catholic perspective is the only alternative to disbeliefCharacter development is another uestion Throughout his life Father Peter in the notebook he oddly refers to himself in the third person as Saint Peter has received perhaps than his share of chronic low grade abuse There was a period prior to taking his vows when he d been a highly paid lawyer but that part doesn t seem to fit with the rest How he transitioned to that position in life from the unloved and hurting child he d been previously is not explained His decision then to abandon that and enter the priesthood is not entirely credible Perhaps the problem is that much of that backstory is rendered in summary fashion presumably straight from the notebook he reads At most points in the narrative he seems highly vulnerable but also skeptical and determined to discover a course for his life that makes sense to himBecause I find myself on a crusade about issues of uality in the books being published these days I have to mention that this one still needs a copy editor There are two points just to pick an example where the word conveniences is spelled convinces I m going to continue dinging books for things like that as long as I find themAll in all however this gets four stars from me because of the earnest attempt to grapple with a subject that s both important and difficult and because the narrative made me care about Peter I had to stay with it in order to find out how he worked things out This was a great book I don t have a lot of time for reading and this one gave me problems because I could never find a good stopping point There was always something else I wanted to know so I would keep reading just a little longerThe author has created a main character that is bo. What happens when a priest no longer believes what he preaches Father Pete acts like he's having a nervous breakdown He invites his congregation to walk out of mass in protest with him This fails No one listens to his sermons and he's too old and far too embarrassed to start overThree days later Father Pete wakes in a hospital su.
KJ Kron grew up in a Catholic in Fairfax VA After graduating from James Madison University in 1989 he moved to Kansas City to find a place to write free of distractions He volunteered through the Church helping teenagers with drug problems where he wrote his first unpublished novel Pinkie SystemEventually he came back to Northern Virginia with a new plan –work overnight in a psychiatric hosp