The mysterious and magnetic J. Blue spends his inherited wealth as soon as he gets it and lives in a packing box on a New York City rooftop. This beloved novel about a contemporary St. Francis figure, first published in 1928, has intrigued countless readers for decades.
Blue . . . was a uniquely American personality. As Myles Connolly wrote him, J. Blue was the man whom the ambitious Jay Gatsby might have become had he steered by a higher truth than the sound of money in Daisy Buchanan’s voice.”
—from the introduction by John B. Breslin, S.J.
J. Blue is a young man who decides to take Christianity seriously, not as a chore but as a challenge. He spends his inherited wealth almost as soon as he gets it. He lives in a packing box on a New York City rooftop. He embraces the poor as his best friends and wisest companions, distrusts the promises of technology (except for the movies), and is fascinated by anything involving the wide expanse of God’s universe. He is the ultimate free spirit, it seems; but what is the source—and purpose—of his freedom? This novel about a contemporary St. Francis figure has delighted and inspired countless readers since it was first published in 1928.
All went well! May be interested in other books like this!!!Published 12 days ago by Kathleen Caruso
This book arrived in my mailbox, courtesy of the editor of the series, a number of years ago. It has sat on my bookshelf unread until this past weekend. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tim Drake
Often billed as the most Chestertonian novel not written by G.K. Chesterton himself. Mr. Connolly had great success in secular theater arts (movies), and this was a very popular... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Steve Benedict
Mr. Blue is so good that my daughter has already given away 20 copies as graduation presents in the summer of 2014. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Penelope
From High School to bying Mr. Blue for my grand daughter Mr. Blue will always be one of my favoritesPublished 11 months ago by K