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Bumping into God: 35 Stories of Finding Grace in Unexpected Places Hardcover – April 1, 1999

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Touching and humorous.”
            —The Courier   

Just call it ‘Chicken Soup from a Catholic Priest’s Soul.’ ”   
                                —The New World

Grassi invites readers of all faiths to share warm memories of life in Chicago.”   
                           —Skyline Magazine

“A unique and interesting book well worth reading.”
               —Ray Meyer, former DePaul basketball coach

A natural storyteller, Dominic Grassi invites readers to share his warm, rich, and often funny descriptions of human triumphs and struggles, laughter and tears, youthful pranks and quiet maturity. He shows how God is reflected in the people we meet every day and uncovers grace in the most unexpected places.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Fr. Dominic Grassi, a lifelong Chicagoan, was ordained in 1973 and has been a pastor, a teacher, a counselor, a coach, a retreat and vocation director, an inspirational speaker, an editor, and a writer. He is currently a pastor on the north side of Chicago. His books include Bumping into God, Bumping into God Again, Bumping into God in the Kitchen, and Still Called by Name. In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing, and cooking.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Loyola Press; First Edition edition (April 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0829410317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0829410310
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,678,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fr. Dominic Grassi, a lifelong Chicagoan, was ordained in 1973 and has been a pastor, a teacher, a counselor, a coach, a retreat and vocation director, an inspirational speaker, an editor, and a writer. He is currently a pastor on the north side of Chicago. His books include Bumping into God, Bumping into God Again, Bumping into God in the Kitchen, and Still Called by Name, and the coauthor of Living the Mass. In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing, and cooking.

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Format: Hardcover
After reading this book I looked up Fr. Grassi's church and attended Mass there. He wasn't the priest at that service, so I didn't hear one of his famous sermons, but I could tell this author's love of life and people has infected his parish. The story that sticks in my mind was when newleweds invited him for dinner, and the bride's discussion of having thawed and refrozen the lasagna made him suspect (correctly) that he'd get food poisoning if he ate it. He ate it. If there were more priests like this man, "fallen-away" Catholics wouldn't be America's second largest denomination.
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The author obviously has enjoyed and is enjoying his life. After reading his stories it caused me to reflect on my life and helped me realize that it is so easy to dismiss events and people as not important when ,in fact, there is nothing else more impactful if we only take a little time to appreciate the effects they have on us. This book is comfortable, feel good reading.
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Format: Hardcover
What an interesting way to percieve life- in a positive light rather than doom and gloom. Makes you want to take a look at how many times similar events could have occurred in ones own life.
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I read the other bumping into God book and enjoyed this one just as much! He really brings the stories alive. I would recommend reading it!
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A book of short chapters of insights and life lessons learned by a parish priest. Insightful, written with humour and honesty. Not deep reading, but wonderful nudges to insights we can all learn from.
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Love everything Dominic Grassi writes. I have been a fan of his for many years and collected much of his writings. He is so down to earth with a good amount of spirituality to go with each story,
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