Batter the Heart (FREE SHIPPING)

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Bob Whelan is a Christian Brother in his late twenties He lives in a Religious Community and teaches in a north Dublin all-boys school. Bob is a popular teacher, a committed Religious, with a deep faith; he is highly respected in the Congregation and a bright and challenging future is assured to which he knows he is capable of fulfilling. While on summer holidays in Connemara he meets and falls in love with Deirdre McCarthy. His life is suddenly thrown into confusion and doubt. Should he renounce his vows, which he holds sacred? If he gains the love of Deirdre will he lose his God? Is it possible to love both God and Deirdre? Bob finds himself in an uncharted journey of self-discovery which will be both challenging and painful.


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Sold by: Jimmy O'Connell
Jimmy O’Connell was born in Dublin. He is a graduate of U.C.D. He has been writing and performing his work for many years in the Irish Writers Centre, Sunflower Sessions and other venues. His poetry has appeared in The Baltimore Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Stepaway Magazine, Flare 7 & 10, and Poetry for a New Ulster, The Wexford Bohemian, The Ken Saro-Wiwa inspired Collection, Voices from the Land, Books Beyond Borders Anthology, among others. A collection of his poetry Although it is Night was published by Wordonthestreet in 2013.

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  1. Denis Leonard

    Excellent read. Very engaging beginning to end as you follow the twists and turns of Bobs heart. Those with him on his journey add intrigue and a few surprises.

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  2. Sean Ruane

    Compelling tale of a crisis, in which all the twists, turns and reverses on a man’s way to a decision are set out in a clear-eyed style that allows believer and skeptic alike to empathise.

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  3. Jacqui Wiley

    Batter the heart is a beautiful read, it had me captivated from the first chapter. A fantastic story of how love turned Bob’s world into a whirlwind of questions about his faith and vows.This is one book I got very hard to put down.

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  4. Ellen Leonard

    Loved it! Gave me a great insight into religious life. Really well written and a strong storyline, a summer romance with a twist!

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  5. Yeaneah Oconnell

    A very lovey read, would be a nice gift for a loved one and maybe ask to burrow it when they’re done!

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