BOOK REVIEW OF THE WEEK: White Smoke by Andrew Greeley

In White Smoke, Andrew Greeley combines two of my favorite characteristics in a novel: reconciliation and world changing events.  Instead of setting this novel in a historic event, Greeley has greated a world where the Pope has died and a new Pope will be chosen. 

The story is based on a divorced couple, -one works for CNN, the other the New York Times- arrives in Rome to cover the papal election.  Suspense, politics and an unlikely romance fills the pages.   As a protestant, I’m intrigued by Greeley’s liberal perceptions as well as his historic input of past papal elections.  Yet the thing which draws me back to Greeley’s novels time and again is his belief that God is intrically involved in marital love. 

Enjoy the depth of the characters, and the richness of the setting as you unknowingly get a dose of one man’s view of the Catholic church.

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Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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