Review of “Rome Sweet Home” by Scott & Kimberly Hahn, January 2, 2014 Daily Reflection

Rome Sweet Home

Rome Sweet Home

A few months ago my husband’s uncle, who is becoming a Deacon, gave me this book to read. Dale and I like to talk about our faith, we have for years. Because I am teaching I have not had any time to open this book and even begin to read the first sentence.  After Christmas Mass at my parish every person attending was given a free book to take home as a gift from our parish. You guessed it; it was “Rome Sweet Home.” I took that as a sign that I should read the book and because I had a full week to not touch any school work I jumped on the opportunity.

It was so relaxing to read a book again for relaxation! I just finished it and I would highly recommend it to others. This book is a light read it is the story told by this couple about their conversion from Presbyterian to Catholicism. It was easy to become a part of their personal journey because they were so open and honest with their feelings about “Catholics” and being “anti-Catholic” originally. It was almost like reading someone else’s diary, with permission. I learned so much from a different perspective of how some people feel about Catholics.  This is not like attempting to read the Bible, The Catechism of the Catholic Church, or Church Documents (which we should all read). This was like reading a journey of two people who could be considered “ordinary” everyday people. It was well written and I enjoyed every page. It did not feel like an education, but more like a story I could personally grow from reading.

If you are looking for a good read and are ready to travel on a conversion journey this is the book for you.

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