Review by Thomas Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Literary Titan

Saint and a Sinner: The Rise and Fall of a Beloved Catholic Priest, by Stephen Donnelly and Diane O’Bryan, is a memoir of Former Catholic Priest Fr. Stephen Donnelly. It tells the life story of Donnelly – from his childhood to his eventual exit from the ministry. The book is a real-life story that tellsContinue reading “Review by Thomas Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Literary Titan”

Review by Gail Kaufman for Indie Book Reviews

I have to admit my initial trepidation to read this book. Knowing it was the memoir of a priest, my thinking was that the narrative would not be relatable because I follow a different faith. I am glad I did not allow my concerns to stop me. The underlying themes are not only relatable butContinue reading “Review by Gail Kaufman for Indie Book Reviews”

Reviewed by N. N. Light’s Book Heaven

A tale that cried out to be told. There was a time when the people who took the vocation of Priest were placed on pedestals. By now, that aura has been removed.  That alone shows some bad apples do indeed spoil the whole bunch. Strikingly this is simply this man’s story. It is presented that this isContinue reading “Reviewed by N. N. Light’s Book Heaven”

Reviewed by Sherry Tuffin for ReedsyDiscovery.com

Perfect Imperfection I regret that I can only give five stars to this outstanding book. This beautifully written, insightful and painful story reaches a level of honesty few memoirs ever achieve. At no point does Stephen H. Donnelly turn away or flinch from the thorough self-examination of his life. Not once does he try toContinue reading “Reviewed by Sherry Tuffin for ReedsyDiscovery.com”

Readers Favorite Review by Viga Boland, Blogger and Author of ‘No Tears for my Father’

As I read the last few pages of this courageous memoir, A Saint and a Sinner, I was overcome with a profound sadness that a man who’d fought so hard to win control over his various addictions and was helping so many people made one more bad mistake. That slip-up resulted in his dismissal fromContinue reading “Readers Favorite Review by Viga Boland, Blogger and Author of ‘No Tears for my Father’”

Review by Jean Roberts-The Book Delights.com and Author of ‘A Kiss Behind the Castanets: My Love Affair with Spain’

A Saint and a Sinner is the life story, the good, the bad and the ugly, of former Catholic priest, Stephen H. Donnelly.  Stephen leads us through his memories of his formative years, growing up on Long Island, the son of a hard working, hard drinking father and a doting mother. At the age of 36,Continue reading “Review by Jean Roberts-The Book Delights.com and Author of ‘A Kiss Behind the Castanets: My Love Affair with Spain’”

Review by Brian Davis, Author of ‘Alcohol at the Family’s Soul’

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak (Matthew 26: 41) is the theme of this autobiography of a man whose calling to God and the Catholic church is the center of his life, yet, posed against this is the temptations faced by all men, which pull him away from his life’s mission. StephenContinue reading “Review by Brian Davis, Author of ‘Alcohol at the Family’s Soul’”