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When the first American-born pope, Leo XVII, wakes up on Seattle’s Skid Road he discovers that during his most recent alcoholic blackout the papal plane has been lost over the Atlantic and the world assumes he’s dead. Author Bill Dodds uses a light—and at times surprisingly lighthearted—touch to tell this story of vices and vocations, promises and possibilities, fears andWhen the first American-born pope, Leo XVII, wakes up on Seattle’s Skid Road he discovers that during his most recent alcoholic blackout the papal plane has been lost over the Atlantic and the world assumes he’s dead. Author Bill Dodds uses a light—and at times surprisingly lighthearted—touch to tell this story of vices and vocations, promises and possibilities, fears and faith. He has created a cast of delightful, believable, and unforgettable characters....

Title : Pope Bob
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ISBN : 13308133
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 332 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Pope Bob Reviews

  • Dee-Ann
    2019-05-10 13:00

    I really enjoyed this story, which was a freebie from Amazon.This story focuses heavily on an individual who has a serious drinking problem who also happens to be the Pope. As a result of an early morning escapade to get a drink, he becomes drunk, lost and ends up not being on the plane going back to the Vatican which crashes and thus the world believes he is dead. Bob continues to drink himself into oblivion, ends up living on the streets in Seattle and when it looks as though he will not survive the night, he is rescued by Father Peter.Even though there is a strong christian element to this story, it is not the christian message that it was trying to push through ... more the story of an individual, who came from a top position, who had a problem with alcohol and how he dealt with it.

  • Sallie
    2019-05-06 12:57

    This is a quirky book, not great literature but an entertaining one--especially for someone who has familiarity both with church hierarchy and alcoholism (although the reader will learn about both during the course of the book). Dodds' style is immediately engaging and upbeat. The title character is a likable man with a big problem, but the reader knows it will be resolved in a satisfactory way. Just how the resolution will occur is what keeps the reader turning pages, of course. One very likable character (and a key player in this optimistic tale) lives out his priesthood in its most idealistic form--a refreshing depiction of a Roman Catholic priest. Yes, there are 'good guys' still selflessly working in this often derided vocation.

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-29 14:40

    It was a fast-reading book, just the right amount of characters for my liking, and fairly well written if you want a "quick" reading book. The characters were all memorable; Father Pete and Pope Bob represented a close bond that was warming. I didn't particularly like the way the story ended. The last chapter seemed to come out of nowhere, but the epilogue explained it story's ending a bit better. I would have like to have read a bit more in order for the story to explain what happened in between, ...in the 5 years.

  • Sally Malkowski
    2019-05-04 14:02

    I LOVED this book about a "fallen" Pope. Not the fact that he fell from grace, but that he was portrayed as a human being first and foremost. The unusual story line was believeable because of Mr. Dodds casually funny style, which I found delightfully entertaining. The fact that it was mostly dialogue rather than story-telling was a plus to me. I am partial to this type of read, and applaud him for his ingenuity in taking on what say is a controversial topic. Bravo! I would have given it 5 stars if it were not for the minor grammatical errors.

  • Fay
    2019-05-09 18:54

    The Pope as a drunk. Not a scenario that is easy to get your mind around. I was completely gripped by the mess that was the Pope's life on the streets. I'm not a drunk, nor a Catholic, but Bill Dodds knows how to tell the story of being both in a way that made me understand how it would be. Real heart ache, break and repair. This story has stayed in my thoughts for months after I finished the book. That's the highest commendation I can give.

  • Michelle
    2019-05-17 16:41

    I loved this book!! It was almost a 5 star for me, which is very rare. The ending was a bit abrupt for my tastes though. I would have preferred to know more about the last five years. But, I laughed a lot, thought a lot and became deeply invested in these fictional characters. I would definitely recommend this book to those of faith and those who could care less about religion. it is not preachy in the least.

  • Shantanu
    2019-04-28 12:48

    Difficult to classify. One character, not bob though stands out.

  • Lorraine
    2019-05-15 15:41

    I didn't know what kind of story this would be and it was far different from anything that could have entered my mind.I really liked reading this book.

  • Morag
    2019-05-14 17:47

    Brilliant story line - Fantastic characters - Wonderfully written

  • Chris Sherwood
    2019-04-22 12:34

    Suprisingly inspirational.

  • tsali tsequana sanders
    2019-05-19 13:34

    A good read for Catholics or nonCatholics.Really enjoyed the idea that the Pope is an American from the US. He has a crisis and ends up in an unlikely place. Believable.