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“A hell of a story . . . Extraordinarily well-reported and well-written.” The Boston Globe
In Mysterious Ways
The Death and Life of a Parish Priest
978-0-8021-3851-4 • $14.00 • Paperback • Nov. 2001
Religion (Roman Catholicism)
In Mysterious Ways is widely recognized as one of the best books about Catholicism today—a modern-day Diary of a Country Priest. Paul Wilkes paints an intimate and affecting portrait of Father Joseph Greer, the pastor of Saint Patrick’s Church in Natick, Massachusetts, as he struggles with a terminal case of bone marrow cancer. Even as it unflinchingly depicts the pastor’s harrowing fight to live, In Mysterious Ways is ultimately an uplifting story of transcendence. Despite his intense physical and spiritual agony, Father Greer continues to be a bulwark for his parishioners, who look to him for strength and certainty. A book that will appeal to readers of any religious background, In Mysterious Ways offers a powerful vision of fortitude, leadership, and the limitless capabilities of a strong human spirit.