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Catholic Review of: Never Give Up

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Author:  John Janaro

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This item received 5 stars overall. (05/18/2010)

Orthodoxy: Completely orthodox.
Reading Level: Intermediate

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Synopsis

Practical, Conversational Exploration of God's Mercy through Suffering

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The author of Never Give Up: My Life and God's Mercy, John Janaro, has written an excellent chronicle of his own life, which not only provides accurate medical and clinical information, but reveals how God's mercy shines through the author's own life and our own - when we let Him. It is a source of inspiration for all.
 
Janaro writes in a practical manner - speaking directly to the reader without any overtone or over-intellectualism. A respect for the intellect of the reader is displayed even as he explains medical information in a practical, easy-to-understand, and conversational manner. You really feel like he is right here, talking to you. He does not pretend to have all the answers, but promises to share what he can, so that God's mercy can be explored together.
 
Most chapters are short and focused, allowing for both brief reading sessions or longer, multi-chapter readings. Many Scripture passages are shared as well as excerpts from the Morning Offering and the final chapters are full of prayers for specific intentions.
 
He addresses evil, pointedly stating what is from the devil and what the devil simply uses for his own nefarious ends. He speaks of applying the words of the saints to our own lives; he speaks of the Mother of God and her place in praying us through our suffering; most importantly, he *speaks to us* - not *at* us.
 
This book is truly a memoir - but one that could have been written by anyone, with only the medical and specific details changed - the suffering remains - the hope remains - the faith remains - the questions we all ask in moments of suffering remain.
 
I recommend this book for anyone seeking a listening ear - someone who understands - and anyone seeking to know they are *not* alone.
 
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