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If Father George Bernard had only known early on that the job of being a priest pounds the hell out of a man, his life choices might have been different. That pounding hit him countless times over his twenty years as a priest inflicting considerable damage on his soul and resulting in some bad choices. Jennifer was one, Helen another. He succumbs to the vulnerability every ...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published June 21st 2018 by Authorhouse
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Steph Warren
Dec 30, 2018 rated it liked it
*I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*

I have deeply conflicting feelings about this book. So much so that, before beginning this review, I contacted a devoutly Catholic friend of mine to gain some insight into the issues involved that I (as a non-believer) may be misunderstanding or misinterpreting. The resulting analysis is my own, but I am indebted to her for her illumination on the Catholic faith and the issues face
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Julie Fischer
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: character-study
Don’t walk past this book!

Richard Stickann has written a book that both enlightens the reader’s understanding of the dedication a man lives and guides his parishioners as he becomes God’s shepherd leading his flock to understanding the teaching of Catholicism . He is dedicated to inspire and holds them up when life becomes too difficult to follow their religion as God taught in the New Testament. .

Stickann’s own study of the Catholic religion is obvious as he explains the details and words spo
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Tanya
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He is a priest but he has had a lot of trouble. Mainly women and there have been a few. As the years to by he get more unsure he is about being a priest. Follow his journey to see how he will get along and if he can rediscover his faith

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Andrea Stoeckel
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
These days, this is just another priest in trouble story on the coattails of the news. However uncomfortable this might make you, this is a well written book.

[disclaimer: I received this book from indieBrag and chose to review it]
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RABT Book Tours: The Ugly Priest by Richard Stickann 1 1 Oct 18, 2018 04:34AM  
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This is Richard Stickann’s fourth book. His Catholic upbringing sparked the need to write novels that illustrate the impact religion has on people. His two previous novels - Glory Be To the Father, the Son... (2001), and Hobbledehoy Boy (2013) show how a strict religious upbringing can stunt the social growth of a person, particularly young boys. This book, Ugly Priest, looks at the other side of ...more