For The Love Of God

For The Love Of God How difficult is it to earn your place in Heaven If you re not abiding by God s Law then it s all but impossible No one knows this better than year old Catholic schoolboy Brian Scanlon He s on a

  • Title: For The Love Of God
  • Author: M.G. Sweeney
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • How difficult is it to earn your place in Heaven If you re not abiding by God s Law, then it s all but impossible No one knows this better than 12 year old Catholic schoolboy, Brian Scanlon He s on a quest, not only to save his own soul, but that of his younger brother Michael However, there is just one thing that lies between them and eternal salvation their evil, oHow difficult is it to earn your place in Heaven If you re not abiding by God s Law, then it s all but impossible No one knows this better than 12 year old Catholic schoolboy, Brian Scanlon He s on a quest, not only to save his own soul, but that of his younger brother Michael However, there is just one thing that lies between them and eternal salvation their evil, older brother, Patrick It s 1985 in small town Catholic Ireland where religion is deeply rooted into the psyche of the people Confession is a weekly event, statues of the Virgin Mary are moving or crying up and down the country and Dallas is almost as popular as Sunday Mass For The Love of God follows the darkly humourous twists and turns in the life of the three brothers In the end, as the age old question goes can good really overcome evil

    One thought on “For The Love Of God”

    1. A well written book, entertaining, funny, emotional and a very good story storyline. I hope to see more books from this author.

    2. I enjoyed this book so much and found that once I started reading it, I kept coming back to it. It is heart-warming and extremely funny but most of all it parachutes you back to 1980s Catholic Ireland and the whole way through it inspired a strong sense of nostalgia. I found the ability of Mike G Sweeney to see the world through the eyes of a 12-year old amazing. But most of all his character building and his story-telling techniques were remarkable. For a debut novel it is a great read and I ca [...]

    3. Brian is caught between his older brother, Patrick, who’s a bad lot, and his younger brother, Michael, who is very easily led. As with TV’s Father Ted stories, there’s a lot in this which has greater depths if you have a Catholic background. Particular figures like Granny Quinn, constantly saying the rosary, will ring true, as will the permanent fixation on avoiding sins (as against doing something positive).The story here was particularly good, very human and poignant, and shot through wi [...]

    4. Not my cup of tea. A middle grade novel with a very religious protagonist - even if he has a child's understanding of religion - is far too didactic for me.Some moments of humour given the childlike perspective but overall the characters felt fairly flat and the plot quite meandering. I ended up skim reading large chunks.2.5 stars - because while I didn't care much for the story, the final twist did bring a tear to my eye.

    5. very funny! real trip down memory lane. loved it and laughed til I cried in places! only downside get it re edited! lots and lots of irritating typos or words completely missing. otherwise it would've got 5 stars

    6. absolutely fantastic read read in one sitting couldn't put my kindle down. an excellent first novel looking forward to his next book highly recommend

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