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The Keys of the Kingdom (Loyola Classics) - A.J. Cronin, Joseph Bottum, Amy Welborn
The Keys of the Kingdom (Loyola Classics)
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  A magnificent story of the great adventure of individual goodness.” —The New York Times Book Review “Cronin is a first-rate literary craftsman with an honest love of simple humanity.” —Time magazine “Full of life and people and color.” —Harper’s Magazine   Francis Chisholm is a... show more
  A magnificent story of the great adventure of individual goodness.” —The New York Times Book Review “Cronin is a first-rate literary craftsman with an honest love of simple humanity.” —Time magazine “Full of life and people and color.” —Harper’s Magazine   Francis Chisholm is a compassionate and humble priest whose individuality and directness make him unpopular with other clergy. Considered a failure by his superiors, he is sent to China to maintain a mission amid desperate poverty, civil war, plague, and the hostility of his superiors. In the face of this constant danger and hardship, Father Chisholm finds the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Recognized as A. J. Cronin’s best novel, The Keys of the Kingdom is an enthralling, fast-moving, colorful tale of a deeply spiritual man called to do good in an imperfect world.  
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780829423341 (0829423346)
ASIN: 829423346
Publisher: Loyola Classics
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
3.0 Keys of the Kingdom
So I totally read it because of the movie, and I probably enjoyed the movie better, but the book still had the gentle charm and humour, as well as a little more criticism of the Church. It also had Francis Being Right a bit more, which was less enjoyable. The sections with his curacy were probably m...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
http://youtu.be/OFdaJxkS3Sk5* The Citadel5* Hatter's Castle4* The Green YearsTR The Judas Tree5* The Spanish Gardener3* Adventures Of A Black Bag3* The Keys of the KingdomThe least enjoyable for me so far, probably for all the reasons why others love this one the best.
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3.0 The Keys of the Kingdom
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