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What Catholic guy made money as an organ-grinder's assistant, spent one-on-one time with John Paul II, met a very nice Thai prostitute, and confessed his sins on a beanbag chair? Lino Rulli, of course!
Lino Rulli has a style and personality not typically found in the world of religious media. In this fast and funny collection of stories from his own life, The Catholic Guy speaks honestly about his failures, successes, and embarrassing moments. He shares the joys and the struggles of trying to follow God in everyday circumstances. Honest, outrageous, funny and, above all, real. Lino demonstrates that, even though we are all sinners, Gods mercy and grace keeps us going. His "regular guy" approach to Catholicism is both humble and hilarious.
In the pages of "Sinner" you'll read about: Lino's adventures in the confessional; A host of characters who make Lino's Catholic faith more challenging; why Lino is still single and Lino's take on suffering.
"Lino's book is insightful, funny, and entertaining. He may even get a sinner like me to believe!" -Gary Dell'Abate, executive producer, The Howard Stern Show
"It's a bold admission to say you're a sinner. Even bolder to write about it. Sinner is a winner." -Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Archdiocese of New York
"A radio host like Howard Stern, only guilt-ridden and confession-going." -The New York Times
"He's a jerk." -Ex-Girlfriend
"Laugh with Lino Rulli and discover why he's so darned popular." -Catholic Digest
Table of Contents:
Late Show Without Lino Rulli
Adventures in Confession: Part One
To None of the Girls I've Loved Before
Adventures in Confession: Part Two
Wet Behind the Ears
Turn and Cough
Mrs. Lino Rulli
Never Been to a Turkish Prison
Big & Tall
Adventures in Confession: Part Three
King of all Catholic Media
Theology of an Italian Body
Progress with Pants
The Pope and I
A spiritual journey for the rest of us
Lino Rulli is the real deal. Fans of his "The Catholic Guy" show are familiar with his self-deprecating humor and honest approach to sharing his faith. Both longtime listeners and those unfamiliar with his work will enjoy Sinner, an autobiography which doesn't shrink from the ups and downs of living out one's faith in today's sometimes hostile culture.
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