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Raymond Arroyo
Books
 Category: Religion - Inspirational
Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: May 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51093-6 (0-385-51093-4)

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Praise

“In this dramatic page-turner, Raymond Arroyo has captured the life and lessons of Mother Angelica, a woman who may well be the patron saint of CEOs. Buy this book and be inspired.”

—Lee Iacocca, The Iacocca Foundation, former chief executive officer of the Chrysler Corporation



“Raymond Arroyo masterfully captures the complexities, humanity, and tenacity of Mother Angelica, who has long been one of my own personal heroes. The founder of the Eternal Word Television Network, Mother Angelica is a woman who dared to dream, to stand up for what she believed in, and whose faith showed that anything is possible. In Arroyo’s hands, she becomes someone you wish you had the opportunity to know and love. Read this book and believe.”

—Nicholas Sparks
, author of The Notebook


“This is some woman. What a wonderful story Raymond Arroyo has written—wonderful because it’s true, because he got the facts, because she chose him to tell them, and because he’s a born storyteller.”

—Peggy Noonan, author of When Character Was King



“Mother Angelica’s personal words to me, her courageous example, and her constant prayers helped inspire my portrayal of Jesus in The Passion of the Christ. No one could have captured the essence of this modern-day saint better than Raymond Arroyo. His narrative gifts and understanding of Mother are clearly evident in this truthful and often candid depiction of one nun’s struggle to bring God to the multitudes. Surely this book, and Mother’s life will have an incredible enduring legacy.”

—James Caviezel, actor

“Mother Angelica is one of the greatest entrepreneurs of all time, and is truly one of my heroes. With his “insider” perspective, Raymond Arroyo has done a masterful job capturing not only Mother’s immeasurable accomplishments but also her remarkable personality. Like Mother herself, this book has the unique combination of being both inspiring and entertaining.”

—Thomas S. Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza and Chancellor of Ave Maria University 



“A rattling good story of fear, faith, courage, and bulldog tenacity, beautifully told. The drama of Mother Angelica’s life is a powerful reminder that the extraordinary lies just beyond the ordinary—if we have eyes to see and ears to hear.”

—George Weigel, author of Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II

“A page-turner about an elderly nun? It seems improbable, but when the nun is the formidable Mother Angelica and her biographer the eloquent Raymond Arroyo, the result is a book that few readers will be able to put down. Arroyo has produced a spellbinding tale of how Rita Rizzo emerged from a broken home, battling poverty, illness, and uncomprehending clerics to become the queen of Catholic media and a leader of the New Evangelization in America.”
—Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard University and author of A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

"Raymond Arroyo invites the reader to join him on the wild ride of the Holy Spirit that transformed Rita Rizzo into Mother Angelica, one of the feistiest and most effective evangelists of our time. It is an invitation not to be declined."
—Father Richard John Neuhaus, editor-in-chief of First Things Magazine

“Arroyo is a great biographer. His style of writing is as straightforward, exciting, and irresistible as Mother Angelica, herself. This book reveals the soul and personality of the famous nun so truly, that it’s sure to inspire countless readers to imitate her, by striving to achieve impossible, ‘ridiculous’ and often miraculous feats.”
—Anthony DeStefano, author of A Travel Guide to Heaven

If Rita Rizzo was an unlikely candidate for a Poor Clare's convent, Mother Angelica was an even more unlikely choice to establish, in Alabama, the business empire that is the Eternal Word Television Network. In this candid, captivating biography, Raymond Arroyo delivers not just a great story of a savvy and courageous woman, but multiple examples of the claim that all things are possible with God. I highly recommend it."
—Ron Hansen, author of Mariette in Ecstasy

"Mother Angelica" is the beautifully told story of a beautiful woman of God whose toughness, tenacity, drive and determination built a network to bring the Catholic truth and culture to a nation that has never been more desperately in need of them.
—Pat Buchanan, Columnist and Author of The Death of the West

“Raymond Arroyo, one of America's leading journalists in reporting religion, has written a fascinating story of how faith transformed a cloistered nun into a media giant. This is an exciting rendition of a story that is more extraordinary and surely more heartwarming than fiction.”
—Robert Novak, Columnist