America's Bishop - The Life and Times of Fulton J. Sheen
By Thomas C. Reeves. Of the two Bishop Fulton J. Sheen books I’m reviewing this time, read this one first; not because it’s better, but because it contains some facts about this famous holy man’s life that he kept to himself. I loved reading about Bishop Sheen; I loved reading the heart and soul of Bishop Sheen, in his autobiography, even more. What is apparent in this book is that the often flamboyant Sheen’s appeal spans the generations, with his radio, television, and personal appearances. I sat on my grandmother’s lap while she listened to his weekly radio shows. I sat quietly (VERY QUIETLY), as a teenager, as my parents watched his weekly talks on TV. And I watched many of his programs, with Larry, as a young bride. Now, fifty-five years later, I watch him again, in reruns on EWTN. 478 pages, of which 373 are about Sheen, the rest is bibliography; I even enjoyed reading that as I went along. Softcover, 125 pages.