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How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History's Greatest Poem Hardcover – April 14, 2015
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—John Mark Reynolds, provost of Houston Baptist University and author of When Athens Met Jerusalem
"Dreher has assimilated what is most urgent in Dante and makes the Divine Comedy passionately real."
—Ronald B. Herzman, SUNY, Geneseo, and co-teacher of The Great Courses lectures on The Divine Comedy
"This book, quite unexpectedly, gave me hope about my own suffering and showed me a way forward, at the same time that it affirmed and deepened my love of literature. It can do that for you too. I hope that this book falls into your hands at exactly the right moment."
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—Ralph C. Wood, Christianity Today
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About the Author
Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative and the author of Crunchy Cons and The Little Way of Ruthie Leming. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Post, the Dallas Morning News, National Review, First Things, and the Wall Street Journal, and broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered and BBC Radio. He lives in St. Francisville, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children.
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As one who can identify with the author's struggles, this book pushes me to look more deeply inside my self while looking upward for wisdom and help. For anyone hungry for Paradise, this book will aid their journey!
Dreher does an excellent job of brining the truth of Dante's comedy alive, whether you are a believer or not.