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God's Icebreaker: The Life and Adventures of Father Ted Hesburgh of Notre Dame based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I reviewed God’s Icebreaker: The life and adventures of Father Ted Hesburgh of Notre Dame. I received a paperback copy of the book. The author contacted me through Pitchrate, in response to a pitch I wrote for National Celibacy Month in June. The book is the first biography of Father Ted Hesburgh, written for young readers. I never heard of Father Ted before reading this book. Father Hesburgh was the president of the University of Notre Dame. The book provides his biography, in addition to detailing Father Ted’s travels across the country and world. Each chapter is an estimated 10 pages or less. The book started out with Father Hesburgh flying in a helicopter above an iceberg. He was headed to a ship to provide mass and communion. The chapter also mentions how The Father also helped smooth relationships between the United States and Russia during the Cold war and he supported the Civil Rights movement in the 60s.One story, which stood out was in Chapter 2. Father Ted fell down while ice skating. Horses, with spiked shoes trampled over him shortly after. People was not expecting him to be alive, but Father Ted said some of the most profound words: God has other plans for me. Finally, I will discuss how Father Ted knew he had a calling to be a priest at 13 years old. Ted wanted to be part of the Holy Cross Order. His mentor wanted him to attend switch high schools to better prepare for his calling, but Ted’s mother felt Ted needed to live a normal life first, such as dating and learning how to drive. I laughed when I read how before leaving for the Order, Ted kissed all the girls in his high school class good bye.The book was a good read. I had a hard time finding places to buy the book online, in addition to finding places to leave a review online