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The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O’Connor

Jonathan Rogers

Paperback: Thomas Nelson, 2012.
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Reviewed by Mary Bowling

 

It would seem that a biography about as spiritual a person as Flannery O’Connor must necessarily be a spiritual one. However, to the casual reader of O’Connor’s works, the circumstances of her life and spirituality are far from expected. How the gritty, filthy, mulish characters could issue forth from the frail, high-bred and deeply Catholic O’Connor is a question that adds a deeper level of interest to stories that already tend to hit the reader sideways.

 

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