I'm thrilled to have a short story, "The Walk," published in Image and Likeness to be released on St. John Paul II's feast day, October 22nd.
If St. John Paul II ever summarized
his Theology of the Body, it may have been when he said, “Man cannot
fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself.” But how
does this sincere gift look when lived out by human beings with all
their failings? What happens to our humanity when we withhold that
sincere gift? What does life require of us when we give most deeply?
Full Quiver Publishing
brings you this moving collection of poetry and prose, featuring some
of today’s brightest Catholic literary voices, including award-winning
authors Dena Hunt, Arthur Powers, Michelle Buckman, Leslie Lynch,
Theresa Linden, and many more. By turns edgy and sweet, gritty and
deft, but always courageous and honest, the works contained in Image and Likeness explore countless facets of human love—and human failure. Readers of Image and Likeness
will experience in a variety of ways how humanity, in flesh as well as
spirit, lives out the image and likeness of a God who created human
intimacy to bring forth both our future and to illustrate our ultimate
meaning as human persons.
With a foreword by international Theology of the Body voice Damon Owens, Image and Likeness puts life and breath into St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body in ways that readers won’t soon forget.