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Catholic Review of: Sinner

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Author:  Lino Rulli

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This item received 4 stars overall. (03/21/2012)

Orthodoxy: Completely orthodox.
Reading Level: Easy

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Funny and Relatable!

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Are you finding it hard to be holy? 
Do you sometimes feel like the "world" has a tight grip on you?
Do you have a hard time "fitting in"?
Lino Rulli, best known as "The Catholic Guy" has written a memoir of his life entitled, "Sinner". In the book, he discusses the troubles he had growing up as a misfit and details his fear of commitment. Interspersed with funny stories, the memoir tells readers about the truly human side of an Emmy winner and Catholic radio personality. Rulli gives a completely honest look at his life-long struggles with the religion that he loves.
Although I read a few reviews before receiving this book that viewed this book in a negative light, I knew I had to read it after previewing the first few chapters.  Although Rulli is a cradle Catholic and I am a convert, I could see myself in much of what he wrote. The part that I identified with the most is when he said that he either feels not holy enough or too holy when in different churches and he never fits in. I often feel this way. I never feel like I measure up- though I know I am not supposed to be judging! 
This book was a delightful and quick read for me! I could not put it down. I love that each chapter is its own and it would be a great "bathroom book" or something to keep in the car for short spurts of free time. It is also great to read all the way through. This is not an apologetic book and not a book on Catholic theology- it is a memoir- a funny and entertaining one- but a memoir nonetheless.

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