To the Heights: A Novel Based on the Life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

To the Heights A Novel Based on the Life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati To live life without faith without a patrimony to defend without a struggle for truth that is not living but existing Pier Giorgio Frassati Enter the heart of a passionate young man who in his br

  • Title: To the Heights: A Novel Based on the Life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
  • Author: Brian Kennelly
  • ISBN: 9781618906328
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • To live life without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a struggle for truth, that is not living, but existing Pier Giorgio Frassati Enter the heart of a passionate young man, who in his brief life reached the heights of adventure, friendship and sanctity Born to a wealthy family in Turin at the dawn of the 20th century, Pier Giorgio Frassati was go To live life without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a struggle for truth, that is not living, but existing Pier Giorgio Frassati Enter the heart of a passionate young man, who in his brief life reached the heights of adventure, friendship and sanctity Born to a wealthy family in Turin at the dawn of the 20th century, Pier Giorgio Frassati was good looking, popular and athletic He spent much of his youth climbing the rugged Italian Alps, disappearing into the clouds for days at a time He was quick with a joke or a prank and enjoyed a good time It seemed he was blessed with everything a young man could ask for But he hungered for Despite coming from a family of such prestige, Pier Giorgio spent most days in the slums of Turin, visiting the poor and serving the sick His love for Christ burned within him and brushed off on everyone he came into contact with from lepers and orphans to college friends and political diplomats He shared his Faith with kindness and charity, and defended it passionately against the evils of Fascism, even coming to blows with Mussolini s thugs on numerous occasions Pier Giorgio touched the lives of thousands, yet his high society parents remained unmoved by the life he led as they frowned upon his religious practices and charitable work Reaching them would be his last challenge, his final mountain to climb To the Heights is an unforgettable novel about Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Dig deeper than the biographical facts and discover the heart of a charismatic young man whose soul blazes brightly and uniquely among the host of heaven.

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    1. Brian Kennelly Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the To the Heights: A Novel Based on the Life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati book, this is one of the most wanted Brian Kennelly author readers around the world.

    2. This was a spectacular rendering of the life of a young man graced by God to pursue Him in an ordinary life. I was truly inspired by the life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati and believe that every Christian could find inspiration in his story.Sometimes when I turn to lives of saints I find the information delivered in a dry way. The approach that Brian Kennelly has taken is to be upheld as a great model for telling the stories of the saints.This was a gripping story centered in Italy during the [...]

    3. Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati is a saint who has been receiving a lot of attention in the Catholic world as of late. Perhaps, it was because he didn't live that long ago (from 1901 to 1924). Maybe it was because he died at the very early age of 24. Or it could be that he was just an "ordinary" man, and not a member of the clergy, thus we see someone we can relate to and identify with. No matter the reason, he is a special figure who we could all benefit to learn more about. Brian Kennelly looks [...]

    4. The only reason I bought this book was because of the words "Mussolini's thugs". Besides Susan Peek'sSaint Magnus the Last Viking , I'm not really a reader of saints' biographies. They're lifeless and dull; I feel like I'm the one who died and was canonized.To The Heightsis a keeper. I was drawn in with Pier Giorgio Frassati failing Latin, and was hooked with his admiration for Laura Hidalgo, his obsessive love for the poor, and eventually his rapid decline from (view spoiler)[ polio(hide spoile [...]

    5. A story so masterfully told that, in the end, conjures a feeling of heartbreak as if one was part of the life of Pier Giorgio, himself.

    6. I've often wondered what my life would've been like by now had I followed, as a young boy, the call of God's voice. Erroneously believing that a life of pain and hardship lay in that direction, I hardened my heart and adopted a more "realistic" attitude toward my future.To the Heights, Mr. Brian Kennelly's novelization of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frasseti's life, showed me what such a life devoted to caring and loving, begun at a very early age, would have looked like. Pier Giorgio simply and humbly bel [...]

    7. This book is incredible! I had never read about Pier Giorgio Frassati before (though I had often heard about him), and so through this book I found out that he read a truly incredible life filled with love!Full review to come!

    8. Historical fiction about Pier Giorgio Frassati who came from a prominent family in Turin, Italy. He spent his life in service to the poor and sick. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II.

    9. As I've said in past reviews, I love books on the lives of the Saints. This one was well written and gives a nice overview of his short but very productive life.

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