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For I Have Sinned ➳ [Reading] ➶ For I Have Sinned By Kathleen Irene Paterka ➩ – This is an alternate cover edition for B00BBC4ASO Cursed or Blessed A Man of God Must Make a ChoiceFather Greg a Catholic priest and recovering alcoholic took a vow of obedience at his ordination—bu This is an alternate cover edition for BBBCASO Cursed or Blessed A Man of God Must Make a ChoiceFather Greg a Catholic priest and recovering alcoholic took a vow of obedience at his ordination—but thirty years later that Roman collar chafes his neck His love for God is not in doubt but the same can’t be said for his faith in the church After a young interracial couple joins his parish in the small exclusive resort community of James Bay Michigan Father Greg finds himself waging a fierce battle fighting parishioners’ prejudices When For I PDF/EPUB ² an attractive widow from the parish joins hands with him to befriend the young couple the problems only escalate—and so do the rumors about a romance Caught up in a war with church leaders and his own guilty conscience Father Greg is trapped He’s good at standing up for others but now he needs to learn how to stand up for himself It’s the only way he’ll become the man he was always meant to be—with or without the Roman collar.

10 thoughts on “For I Have Sinned

  1. Brea Brown Brea Brown says:

    First of all full disclosure I am not Catholic There I feel much better having confessed that And it doesn't even matter because this book isn't just for Catholics Like many fiction books that heavily feature religion the religion in this book provides of a backdrop and a source of conflict than any sort of agenda The theme of the book is definitely not prosthelytizing Now that that's out of the way I have to say I fell a little bit okay a LOT in love with the protagonist Father Greg He's real; he's human; he's flawed; he's struggling; he's coming to grips with his increased dissatisfaction with life And he's making a pretty big mess of things I found myself reluctant to stop reading when I had to do things like sleep drive go to work or interact with other human beings I couldn't wait to see how Father Greg was going to reconcile his seemingly hopeless situation while also being there for his parishioners It was a fascinating look inside the everyday life of a not so everyday profession or calling Paterka writes smoothly using the kind of breathtaking imagery and symbolism that always makes my inner writer envious I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the books in her catalog

  2. Claudia Guerra Claudia Guerra says:

    I loved getting to know Father Greg and follow him through the ups and downs of being a Catholic priest and his relationships with people I admire the way he was there for his friends but also had some doubts and concerns about himself and the right path to travel I also enjoy the character's of James Bay and having them pay visits in each following book It's great to have some follow up on what is going on in their lives after the original book about them is completedKatheleen Irene Paterka is a wonderful writer and I really look forward to reading and by her

  3. Samantha Bailey Samantha Bailey says:

    Kathleen Irene Paterka is a brave and brilliant writer Written from the POV of a conflicted priest 'For I Have Sinned' is such a real raw and honest story I was hooked from the very first line and stayed completely immersed until the last beautiful pageThe writing is powerful and authentic and I felt for all of the characters and their individual journeys I will read anything by Paterka and she is an author to watch Highly recommended

  4. Eileen Goudge Eileen Goudge says:

    Having been raised in the Catholic Church I could totally relate to this story about a conflicted priest Father Greg is a good man one I came to know and love I felt for him as he struggles with his moral dilemma and with various parish and diocesan conflicts A story compelling told by author Kathleen Irene Paterka who clearly knows her stuff and writes from an insider's viewpoint She brings passion and insight to a controversial subject

  5. Joanne Tailele Joanne Tailele says:

    Loved it For a non Catholic this was a wonderful view into the life of a priest and a very good one at that Loved how he was portrayed human but very devoted to God I could not help but wonder if the author Kathleen Irene Paterka has a very close friend or relative that is a priest because she caught his emotions so perfectly Great job I am recommending to several of my friends

  6. Teresa Lavender Teresa Lavender says:

    Won this here on Goodreads Loved it Can't say enough about a book that makes me laugh cry and feel all sorts of strong emotions I love a book where I can feel for the characters Will definitely read

  7. Teresa Teresa says:

    Fair readI like how it was from a man's poignant of view this book was my least favorite out of the four

  8. Barb Barb says:

    “For I Have Sinned” by Kathleen Irene Paterka was a book that I read in one day I was so engrossed in the story that I had to finish it Father Greg Kozminski is a parish pastor in northern Michigan The story begins as he is awaiting penitents in the confessional on a Saturday afternoon He is struggling with his diocese and its adherence to the archaic church rules He is in his mid fifties trying to reconcile church rules with the needs of his parishioners He is stuck with a shrew of a secretary who thinks she runs the place but whom he cannot fire because of the chaos it would cause among the parishioners She’s been there so long that she’s a fixture His bishop is on his case about many minute details against rules that seem to him just an adherence to tradition The story continues as he fights with his conscience and his demons and the bishop and his mother I really feel sorry for this guy I guess I can relate because I was a parish secretary for over seven years in my home parish I guess you can say that I experienced all that could be experienced I really liked this book and the story it had to tell among tragedy and triumph love and hate I highly recommend this book

  9. Wendy Janes Wendy Janes says:

    Father Greg is a recovering alcoholic His faith in God is strong but his faith in the Catholic Church is being tested by local issues and grievances The intolerance demonstrated by his parishioners towards a young couple who join the community and the intervention of a young widow drive him towards crisis pointFather Greg is a wonderfully complex and sympathetic character He’s flawed but he’s a good man He makes mistakes but his heart is always in the right placeI’m not a Catholic and you definitely don’t need to be a Catholic or even religious to really feel for Father Greg His story had me turning page after page late into the night in order to discover what path he choosesIf you’re looking for an intelligent well written story with genuine emotion at its heart I thoroughly recommend this book

  10. Marilyn Heyman Marilyn Heyman says:

    A fascinating book that I didn't want to stop reading Father Greg has been a priest for thirty years but things happen that cause him to look anew at his vocation Although his love for God never wavers his choice of the priesthood is uestioned as well as the politics of the church and his attraction to Lila An excellent story I will be looking for books by this author

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