We Recommend: The Power and the Glory
Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory follows an unnamed Mexican “whiskey priest” during the socialist ban of religion in Mexico in the 1930′s. The priest journeys throughout the countryside bringing Communion to those still practicing Catholicism underground, but he also struggles with moral failings in his past. Greene beautifully portrays the priest’s tension between his call to holiness and his own failure, and this tension will resonate with any reader.
-Andrew Naquin, Library Student Assistant