Review of Always Before Me

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Always Before Me" by John Servant.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Always Before Me: (A Story of Mercy and Salvation) was written by John Servant. It centers on Father Paul and Father Anthony. They had suffered a similar fate. Father Paul was sent to prison due to his willingness to keep his faith. He lived a life exemplary to that of Jesus Christ. While in prison, Father Anthony would encourage Father Paul, who was wrongly accused of rape and sent to prison. John had come to pay his uncle his last respect at his wake, held at the prison when he met Father Richard. Would this encounter turn out to be life-changing for the reader, as Father Richard took the time to tell how these two priests have lived a life worthy of emulating? The reader would find out by reading this book.

I've never been an ardent lover of books about the "Catholic Denomination" due to my lack of exposure to how their mass is held. But I found this very easy and educating to read. I love that this book speaks about priesthood and what it encompasses. For instance, the book talked about the sacred confessional, especially as it tells a little of the context of "the seal of the confessional." The book also described the "Rosary" and its significance.

Another part I enjoyed most in this book was Father Paul's sermon in prison. I believed this could serve as an encouragement to those who have found themselves in a strange land just like Father Paul. Also, I love that the book expounds on how we should encourage each other in times of trial.

Also, I wouldn't have learned about this aspect of priests if I hadn't come across this book. The scandals about sexual abuse and rape against priests are one fact the author discussed. I find this part very reliable and true. This is a real-life dilemma that has been heard over the years. But I loved the intention of the writer to correct the fact that a lot of these are accusations against most priests.

This book seems professionally edited. I found just a few grammatical errors while reading. I think this book deserves a rating of 4 out of 4 stars. It has just a few chapters, and they were arranged thoroughly. I found nothing to dislike about the book.

I would love to recommend Always Before Me: (A Story of Mercy and Salvation) by John Servant to those who need to build up their faith in God again. Members of the Catholic denomination would enjoy this book.

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Many people have been condemned due to religion. The review is amazing.
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Awesome review. I read this book too. It's nice to see your different points raised in review. Well done.
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Seems like the book offers a lot of guidance for Christians. Thanks for the detailed review.
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I like your open-minded tone regarding religion in this review.
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I have read this book as well. It is interesting how you are focusing your review on the religiuose aspect. I saw a duality in the book, a secular and religious aspect.
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It seems like an enlightening read for Christians. I will skip it for the religious content, but I am glad the author delivered a great book. Thank you for the informative review!
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Though this book is attached to the religion but anyone can read it because it has some very important take aways and reader can learn a lot of things about the inter relations between law and religion. Thanks for an interesting review.
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I haven't read the book but based on your review, I would say that the accusations of abuse and rape on the priests and imams and pandits (similar to priests in Islam and Hinduism) are quite common. I am not taking about the accuracy of such claims. Just an observation.
Plus, I like the tone of your review.
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Sounds like my kind of Christian book. Good review.
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BLESS_ wrote: 18 Feb 2022, 06:15 Another part I enjoyed most in this book was Father Paul's sermon in prison. I believed this could serve as an encouragement to those who have found themselves in a strange land just like Father Paul.
I haven't read this book, but it sounds like you gained a wonderful application from Father Paul's sermon.
Thank you for your thoughtful review.
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Sounds like an interesting book but not one I want to read. Great review, though!
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This appears to be an interesting story. Though now a Catholic myself, I have read a handful of books based on the Catholic faith and found them enjoyable and enlightening. There’s nothing as damaging to one’s reputation as false accusations, especially for clergymen. Thanks for your beautiful review.
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Interesting and well written thoughts. Bravo!
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Post by Paul_ »

I am a Catholic and, I believe I would comprehend most of what the author narrated. Thanks for the review.
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