The Delight of Being Ordinary

The Delight of Being Ordinary

A Road Trip With the Pope and the Dalai Lama

Large Print - 2017
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"Roland Merullo's playful, eloquent, and life-affirming novel finds the Pope and the Dalai Lama teaming up for an unsanctioned road trip through the Italian countryside to rediscover the everyday joys of life that can seem, even for the two holiest men in the world, unattainable. What happens when the Pope and the Dalai Lama decide they need an undercover vacation? During a highly publicized official visit at the Vatican, the Pope suggests an adventure so unexpected and appealing that neither man can resist. Before dawn, two of the most beloved and famous people on the planet don disguises, slip into a waiting car, and experience the countryside as regular people. Along for the ride are the Pope's overwhelmed cousin Paolo and his estranged wife Rosa, an eccentric hairdresser with a lust for life who cannot resist the call to adventure -- or the fun. Against a landscape of good humor, exploration and spiritual delight, not to mention the sublime rolling hills of Italy, The delight of being ordinary showcases the charming sensibilities of Roland Merullo (whose bestselling Breakfast with Buddha has sold over 200,000 copies), in a novel that makes us laugh as well as think about the demands of ordinary life, spiritual life, and the identities by which we all define ourselves"--Amazon.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410499738
Branch Call Number: LP FIC MER
Characteristics: 511 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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ojwelch
Jun 10, 2017

What a fun book! I gained insights into the differences and likenesses of these two religions, and enjoyed the adventure, too! Good read!

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