A JOURNAL FOR PRIESTS
REVIEWS MY NOVEL
Here’s a thumbs-up review of MY BROTHER’S KEEPER, which has appeared in Homiletic & Pastoral Review, a leading journal for clergy…
My Brother’s Keeper
Reviewed by Fr. Michael Orsi
My Brother’s Keeper is an inspirational novel of a type that used to be broadly popular: a Bible-based narrative that expands on the Gospels to tell an engaging story about a character whose life is touched by Christ. Classics such as Ben Hur and The Robe are examples of this genre of religious storytelling that was once at the heart of the literary mainstream.
In our cynical, materialist age, such works have largely fallen out of fashion. Even the Christian publishing houses tend to shy away from Bible fiction, preferring instead to offer contemporary or historical tales that center on moral conflicts, along with those innumerable series of so-called “Christian romances.” And when secular publishers touch on the Bible these days, we’re mainly treated to gnostic conspiracies or wild speculations about Jesus’ “secret wife.”