You’ve got to love Lino Rulli… or then again, maybe he’s not your cup of tea. As for me, I’m a Lino fan. So I’m happy to share the good news about his newly released book, Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away. This book is a deeper look into Lino’s life, but also has many object lessons for all of us on joyfully living our faith in the “real world”. Here’s the scoop:
Lino Rulli’s first book, SINNER, was full of stories- honest, humorous, bold, poignant- illustrating why he deserved that title. This new book takes another approach, another angle: why Lino is on his way to sainthood. Often hilarious, but always with a point, SAINT focuses on God’s grace and shows how even a sinner like Lino can look forward to being a saint. As Lino puts it: “Instead of stories of small triumphs and many failures, this is a book to encourage you in your own triumphs, to realize you might not be as big a sinner as you think, and that with God’s help, you might just become a saint.”
Rulli had a special devotion to his favorite saint, Blessed Pope John Paul, which he chronicles throughout this book. Rulli discusses what it was like to have a front-row seat at the funeral of Blessed Pope John Paul II; the rosary Blessed Pope John Paul II gave him; visiting his tomb; and traveling to Poland, the birthplace of Blessed Pope John Paul II, to experience the historical places that molded the life of the memorable saint.
About the author
Lino Rulli, with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in theology, has a style and personality unique in the world of religious media. Rulli is a three-time Emmy Award winner and hilarious host of the popular radio show, The Catholic Guy, on SiriusXM Radio- the Catholic Channel. He has lived in Italy, the Bahamas, and Minnesota, and currently lives in New York City.
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Copyright 2013 Lisa M. Hendey