Treasure in Clay: The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen
Treasure in Clay provides a lifetime’s worth of wisdom from one of the most beloved and influential figures in twentieth-century Catholicism.
Completed shortly before his death in 1979, Treasure in Clay is the autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen, the preeminent teacher, preacher, and pastor of American Catholicism.
Called “the Great Communicator” by Billy Graham and “a prophet
The final chapter was amazing and really resonated with my own suffering and trials.
God love you, Fulton Sheen.
His devotion to Our Lady was one one that struck a chord within my soul; as he told the tale of his visit to Lourdes with limited funds. His zeal for the redemption of souls was quite exemplary and yet to the question "How many converts have you made in you ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed "Life Of Christ" though for some reason I didn't expect as much from this autobiography. I'm happy to be wrong though as the book was great.
The portrait Sheen paints of his life both celebrates conservative values, and is faith affirming. I've always admired those who go all out and I'm convinced Sheen was such a person, though I figure he'd disagree.
Even though ...more
This is less an autobiography than Bishop Sheen preaching his theology. I am a Catholic and found this very hard to take.
His goal in life seemed to be converting others to his way of thought rather tha ...more
Who can benefit from this text? While on the one hand my answer is everybody, ultimately it is of greatest value to those who seek to serve Christ in the "professional" roles of ministry and church work. One cannot claim to be the minister of Christ and fail to appreciate the depth of a per ...more
If the book were only his story, it would be good because he did live an amazing life. What makes it great for me is the teachings he offers. I am more on-fire for the Catholic-Christian life because of the truths he explains within these pages.
We learn in the forward that he dictated the last chapter as he was literally laying on his death bed. He goes through a list of all his faults in that chapter--where he felt he was not th ...more
Occasionally he says something just precious. For example, when he talks about teachers re-using their lecture notes from one year to the next, a practice of which he clearly disapproves, he says:
"Teaching often becomes a communication from the notebook of the teacher to the notebook of the stud ...more
His faith, intelligence, hope, and, above all, humility really shine through the words on the pages.
It might sound odd, but it makes perfect sense to those who see by faith: Sheen's autobiography is less about Sheen and more about Jesus.
There were many moving passages. For example: his self-identification with S. Peter and Jesus' "second look" to the prince of the ...more
I suggest this book to everyone. It's an excellent and easy to understand read...
Bye now, Archbishop and God love you forever...
This is not the type of tell-all story we've come to expect these days since Sheen lived a life that avoided throwing stones at others.
The personal anecdotes make this a good read.
A profound reflection on the life of man who uses only Jesus as the scale on which to compare his life!
A prolific writer, with his amazing writing style, gives you an insight into what it means to spend a life in Christ!
If u missed the first twelve apostles....read Fulton sheen!
Why I Read This: I had read portions of it before and I wanted to read the rest.
Review: This book was fine. Honestly, that's all I really have to say. It's not a bad read, just fine.