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The Keys of the Kingdom by A.J. Cronin
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Jun 26, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: catholic-fiction, far-away-places
Read in October, 2009

This book was a nice escape. I really enjoyed curling up and spending time with the main character. He was such a good, simple priest. The tragedies and set backs in the first half of the book were a bit predictable and unnecessary, but even then the good Father's character carried the day. The second half, which takes place in a remote mission in China, is full of adventure as Father Chisholm battles harsh envirnments, plague and warlords all while trying to make a difference in an entirely different culture. This book is an uplifting way to get away for a few precious moments.
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