A Boy from Lawrence: The Collected Writings of Eugene F. Connolly.

Author:Nancy, Lorraine
Position:Brief article - Book review

A Boy From Lawrence: The Collected Writings of Eugene F. Connolly

Sally A. Connolly, editor

TypeStyles Desktop Publishing Services

c/o Edwards Brothers Inc.

PO Box 1007, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106-1007

www.freewebs.com/aboyfromlawrence (978) 774-8158

0977265315 $19.95 205 pages

"A Boy From Lawrence" is a labor of love, containing the collected personal writings of former Professor Eugene Connolly, edited by his wife, Sally Connolly. "A Boy From Lawrence" is more than a collection of inspirational writings, poems , and quotations, it is the story of a soul's journey to God, in very humble language. The gentle narrative illumines the life and ways of a most remarkable man, of tangible goodness. Acceptance of loss, with a surety of grace, the theme of many pages is perhaps the ever present goodness of God. One of the most moving chapters is part of a section called "Let Evening Come," named after a poem by Jane Kenyon, who also died of cancer, like Eugene Connolly. Because it speaks to the heart, and because it was evidently important to Connolly, here is a part of it:

Let the light of late afternoon shine though chinks in the barn, moving up the bales...

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