DOM MAURO GIUSEPPE LEPORI
Simon Called Peter
In the Footsteps of a Man Following God
FOREWORD BY ANGELO SCOLA
TRANSLATED BY MATTHEW SHERRY
IGNATIUS PRESS SAN FRANCISCO (Kindle Edition). 2010.
Every once in a while, I pick up a book on someone's recommendation which I absolutely dislike. That is not the case with this little book of meditations on Gospel passages referring to St. Peter in relationship to His Lord. For some reason, however, the book baffles me; I cannot identify with it although I appreciate its wealth of spiritual intimacy, let us say.
If anyone else has read it or has it on the shelf to read sometime soon, I would be grateful when you are done if you would share your thoughts. I will never regret the expense nor the time spent reading, but I will never go back to it for homily ideas or for reassurance. For some odd reason Dom Lepori's Peter and mine, if they are the same Rock upon which Christ built His Church, don't seem to be on the same wave length. As I say, a lovely little book, but I find it hard to reconcile Dom Lepori's choice with that of the Lord Jesus. I must attempt my own profile of St. Peter, I guess.