She's got me. I'm a good Baptist boy who thinks that any church that merits this kind of passion must have something going for it. Nothing is all black or white, nothing is perfect. Guess Catholics would appreciate and understand where the author is coming from better than I do but then again--none of them got to write the first review.Got to tell you what I liked most though. She is just a damned fine writer that is fun to read. You are sucked into her story on page one and wish it wouldn't end. Of course Catholics are going to be the ones buying this book most of the time. You don't have to be Catholic though to like the book. You will understand what makes Catholic Catholic to the people of that religion and you will understand why you are who you are too. I am frankly not sure which stays in my mind more, the sound of her writing voice or her message. Either way, she's a superb story-teller. I think this book will have a large audience because it is the kind of book people talk about.