Edited by Greg Ladd
Archbishop Fulton Sheen is considered by many to be the most influential Catholic of the 20th century in America. Millions of people watched his incredibly popular television series every week, Life is Worth Living, and millions more listened to his radio program, The Catholic Hour. Wherever he preached in public, standing-room-only crowds packed churches and halls to hear him. He had the same kind of charisma and holiness that attracts so many people to Pope John Paul II, who called Sheen "a loyal son of the Church."
This volume is a wonderful coffee-table book filled with over 125 original photos of the great archbishop from the Fulton Sheen archives. It is combined with inspiring quotes from the many popular books Sheen wrote on every kind of spiritual topic. These photos and quotes capture the joy, zeal for the faith and dramatic flair that helped him be such an effective communicator and missionary to all souls. Sheen reached people from all walks of life, and his many converts include numerous famous people like Henry Ford II, Clare Booth Luce, Heywood Broun and Louis Budenz. Sheen wrote 64 books, thousands of newspaper columns, and received up to 15,000 letters per day.
Sheen’s popularity remains strong and is growing as his cause for Beatification will be opened in Rome. Numerous books, videos and audio-tapes of Sheen are still available and in great demand. This volume is a glowing tribute to the most renowned American churchman of the 20th century, a great evangelist of the electronic age.
"All who read this book will be struck by the sanctity and learning, compassion and humor that so noticeably blended in the life and timeless message of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen."
– Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR
"Sheen was the greatest evangelizer in the history of the Catholic Church in the United States. He lavished personal attention on both rich and poor."
– America Magazine
"Archbishop Fulton Sheen served the Church in many capacities with great distinction for six decades. Through his faith-filled vision and charming wit, he was able to touch the hearts and inspire the minds of millions. He had a knack for expressing the truths of the Gospel in a compelling way —offering faith, hope, and love to all seeking spiritual enrichment."
– Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago