Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Book Recommendation: "Don't Chew Jesus"

I haven't read this book, but it looks like a great one, full of laughs and great memories of nuns. Plus, a portion of the proceeds are being donated to help aging religious. Here is the official description:

Lighthearted and nostalgic, Don't Chew Jesus!: A Collection of Memorable Nun Stories is a look back at Catholic nuns and the impact they had on millions of Americans. Nuns of yesteryear were amusing, enthusiastic, devoted, strict and often single-minded in purpose. Sisters touched millions in a variety of ways, all of them memorable.

Based on nearly 400 firsthand anecdotes and recollections, the book pays tribute to nuns and recalls them with a mix of fondness, respect, awe, and fear. Brief, descriptive anecdotes cover subjects ranging from religious training, habits, and devotion to discipline, pranks, and the always-dicey sex education.

Readers are introduced to such legends-in-the-making as baseball-playing nuns, telepathic nuns, gun-toting nuns, and even skinny-dipping nuns. These nuns have seen it all—the silly or the sad, the frightening or sublime—and always keep their gazes directed upward.

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