Some of his most powerful quotes are,
"You must remember to love people and use things, rather than to love things and use people."
"Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday."
"Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery."
In the new book The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States, authors Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson share a few more of their favorite Sheen quotes, along with 364 other pages of interesting stories, powerful anecdotes, mini biographies, and short history lessons - one for each day of the year.
The ACA shows the expansive variety of American Catholics' backgrounds - rich, poor, royalty, European, the East Coast, rural America - and all the big and little ways they changed US history.
I love history, especially as it's told through personal stories, and so I really enjoyed this book.
ACA is interesting to read through on your own and would also make a great coffee table book - something to have laying around that guests, family, and babysitters can pick up and flip through. I even took it to my moms' group and we all took turns reading about what happened on our birthdays - like a parlor game.
The book is handsome and a nice size and weight. It would make a great gift, especially for someone like my grandpa, who is Catholic and impossible to buy for.
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