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Today, Drunks & Monks garnered its 44th review

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Drunks and Monks was published on the auspicious day of Tuesday, July 7th, and today September 30th, feast of St Jerome, it garnered a total of 44 reviews. Here are a few tasters.   

Scott Woltze, an early and enthusiastic reader has been spreading the word about Drunks and Monksin various places around the internet with apostolic zeal. Scott's review got to the heart of Drunks and Monks:

"Like the other reviewers, I couldn't put this book down. It's a raw and honest book that lays bare the confused and brittle life away from Christ, and the little workings of grace that lead to conversion...The mystery of God's grace and timing is evident as he slowly moves toward conversion while many around him unwittingly seem to sabotage the Lord's work. Demons seemed to be aware of the workings of grace, and took an unusual interest in trying to prevent his conversion...On a personal level, I could relate to his loss of faith (and that of nearly all his peers) after growin…

John Carmichael's Drunks & Monks, a look behind the scenes

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I got to know John Carmichael in April 2014.  He got in touch with me via the comments section here and hereafter he saw me presenting the pilot episode of the show Extraordinary Faith on EWTN which was set in John’s parish church ofMissionSan Juan Capistrano in Southern California. John was eager to learn all about my experience as a TV producer – he was the first person that I ever met who truly ‘gets’the joys and pains of making television.
I was fascinated to learn that John is an agile legal eagle whose wings swooped high and low around Hollywood for many years when he representeda number of celebrity clients and handled big cases for film studios and record companies.As he says in the opening of his masterpiece, Drunks and Monks, ‘litigation is blood sport in Hollywood…I’ve seen more of what goes on backstage than I ever wanted.’
After he got to know me a little he told me he was working on a memoir that chronicled his conversion from being an unbelieving cultural Catholic to bein…