I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for an honest review.
There is a saying, 'once a priest, always a priest' and I would say that could be modified to, 'once a catholic, there will always be a tiny bit of your soul that the church owns- lock, stock, and barrel even if you move on'. Suffice it to say, I've moved on, but there is always a tug when I see a book about a saint, or historical figure within the church. That is why I requested this book.
This was a good biography, especially for folks who may not care for biographies. I would not call this a scholarly work... but there is too much fact to call it a novel. It was a good read, but I found myself checking other sources to be sure of what I read in some parts.
If you are catholic or like me, are a former catholic, and you are looking for a starting point to read more scholarly works, this is a good book to grab.