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Peter’s Chair

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Fate intervenes during a Vatican conclave to elect a new Pope when a young American Cardinal is elected to fill the shoes of the Fisherman. Is the world ready for an American Pope? Is the church ready for a gay Pope with a lover?

When Pope John XXIV begins to make badly needed changes in church dogma, odious forces begin to align against the new Pope in an attempt to destro
ebook, 1st Edition, 261 pages
Published June 15th 2009 by Devine Destinies (first published June 14th 2009)
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Hmmm. I don't know how I really feel about this book. I think the subject matter was fascinating. Well-researched. I just don't know if it convinced me. The main character being elected as Pope seemed to swift or glossed-over for me. By the start it was good - the historical notes and a well-researched overview of the goings-on in the Vatican - but then the direction it took just wasn't holding my interest anymore. Overall, it was a nice read. It was something different from this genre. I'm just ...more
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Peter's Chair is for sure a breaking novel, the fantapolitical novel on a gay Pope: how many boundaries it's throwing down? gays inside the Church, sex outside the marriage, celibacy (or the lack of it). That is probably not fantasy, but it's for sure something no one dares to speak. John Simpson decides to break that rule, and he does it from as a man informed of the facts. It's clear that he knows the way of the Church, its traditions and structure. Even in the simple things, like the use of f ...more
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John Simpson, a Vietnam-era Veteran, has been a uniformed Police Officer of the Year, a federal agent, a federal magistrate, and an armed bodyguard to royalty and a senior government executive. He earned awards from the Vice President of the United States and the Secretary of the Treasury. John has written articles for various gay and straight magazines. John lives with his partner of 35 years and ...more
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