Award-winning author Patrick Hannon offers his new, stunning second book, The Geography of God's Mercy, a collection of personal stories that delve into the deeper meaning and importance of forgiveness.
Hannon's The Geography of God's Mercy secures his growing reputation as one of the finest storytellers of our time. Whether it is a young bowler who is dying in Thats the Deal or an Irish kid who covets and American visitors high school baseball cap, the characters in Hannon's prose come alive in ways that are touching, insightful, and full of grace.
Hannon uses the topography to illuminate and organize his stories, the forest, the sea, the desert, the mountains, the rivers, the plains and the valleys. Each story portrays real people in need of compassion or forgiveness. The subjects of his stories always find what they're looking for eventually, as the mercy of God reveals itself...often in unexpected ways.
Patrick Hannon, CSC
Patrick Hannon, CSC, is a Holy Cross priest from Oakland, Califronia, who has ministered in Portland, Oregon; South Bend, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; and Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is also the author of Running into the Arms of God.
Pat Hannon's writing is 'natural' theology at its best. Wouldn't it make sense that we would be brought to God by the very lives that we live? Be inspired, challenged and expanded by these living stories. How hopeful this book is in a time of hopelessness.
- Richard Rohr, OFM, author of From Wild Man to Wise Man
Penetrating, piercing, prayerful, passionate, playful, pastoral, Hannon's honest, funny and lyrical essays are chasing after the biggest game there is in this bruised and blessed wilderness -- grace under duress, courage against chaos, love opposed to violence. Hannon has quietly become one of the finest storycatchers and storytellers in American Catholicism, and somewhere Flannery O'Connor and Andre Dubus are delighted to see this young man walking the path of prose that prays.
- Brian Doyle, author of Epiphanies & Elegies