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Treasure in Clay: The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen (1980)

by Fulton J. Sheen

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I can't get into this book right now so I'm going to return it to the library and try it again some other time... ( )
  CatQuilt | May 10, 2013 |
Helps explain why Billy Graham called him the greatest communicator of the twentieth century. Modern communicators should be intrested in his explanation of the approach and strategy behind the messages in his television shows. ( )
  Eagleduck86 | Aug 21, 2011 |
Archbishop Sheen by the grace of God was given enough time on earth to write this book. He died a few days upon its completion. His television show was engaging enough to capture the rapt attention of child and adult alike. As does this book.

We learn of his life from the time as a child being raised by his Christian parents and the ethics they instilled in him. Through his early priesthood, his studies and his life long vocation as a priest. It even includes his experience at the Second Vatican Council. He leaves nothing out of his life, his mistakes, his sins his love are all laid out for us to learn from.

His life is truly inspirational and should be read by every priest. In his own words he always lets us know he never felt worthy of any of his accomplishments and knew all he did was by the grace of God. A true great teacher of the twentieth centaury. this book is a treasure to be read and cherished. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0898704200, Paperback)

Treasure in Clay provides a lifetime’s worth of wisdom from one of the most beloved and influential figures in twentieth-century Catholicism.

Completed shortly before his death in 1979, Treasure in Clay is the autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen, the preeminent teacher, preacher, and pastor of American Catholicism.

Called “the Great Communicator” by Billy Graham and “a prophet of the times” by Pope Pius XII, Sheen was the voice of American Catholicism for nearly fifty years. In addition to his prolific writings, Sheen dominated the airwaves, first in radio, and later television, with his signature program “Life is Worth Living,” drawing an average of 30 million viewers a week in the 1950s. Sheen had the ears of everyone from presidents to the common men, women, and children in the pews, and his uplifting message of faith, hope, and love shaped generations of Catholics.

Here in Sheen’s own words are reflections from his childhood, his years in seminary, his academic career, his media stardom, his pastoral work, his extensive travels, and much more. Readers already familiar with Sheen and as well as those coming to him for the first time will find a fascinating glimpse into the Catholic world Sheen inhabited, and will find inspiration in Sheen’s heartfelt recollections. Treasure in Clay is a classic book and a lasting testament to a life that was worth living.

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