Batter the Heart (FREE SHIPPING)
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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Lorraine Murphy –
Batter the heart is an engrossing read. So well-written, I couldn’t leave it down. Particular fan of the ending.
Paul O’leary –
A gripping read which keeps you engrossed in Bob’s struggle to find his way through the conflicting demands of his religious convictions and his love for Deirdre. Will he leave the religious life he has chosen and values so much and take a leap of faith into a new world that calls to his heart? The novel has a range of interesting, well-drawn characters and thoughtful set pieces and was engaging from beginning to end.
Ciaran Mcdonnell –
This is a great read, well written, in 1st party, giving us all an insight into the dedicated religious life of Brother Bob Whelan, and his tug of war between God & a new lady in his life. A trinity in itself that I found difficult to leave down. Really enjoyed this journey !
Clare O’Reilly –
An extremely powerful story of a young committed monk Bob, who comes to realize that life is never linear when he has to navigate the challenge of faith, vows and love. A really interesting and intriguing insight into a unique dilemma, Bob’s story is beautifully and skilfully handled. The reader can emphasise and reflect in the process. An excellent read that offers a new untold story and perspective. Highly recommend.
Mary Tran (verified owner) –
I loved this book! Great insight into the life of a Christian brother in Ireland. It felt raw and open, exposing us to the emotional journey of Bob. At same time heart warming and thought provoking! A great read!