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The Gate First Place, Best Catholic NovelCatholic Press Association book awardsFor smart aleck Josh, being a Christian in the eighth grade is completely irrelevant, especially with the temptations that middle school can bring For him, life is all about playing video games, getting money, and causing trouble He doesn t need anybody and he makes his own rules When his teacher assigns a pen pal project, Josh meets Pie, a spunky senior citizen with a love of his Catholic faith, Saint John Bosco, and the New York Yankees But much to Josh s surprise, Pie creates his own project for Josh, and Josh realizes that God has a plan even for himIn this inspiring novel that radiates the dignity of the priesthood and the discovery of God s calling for each of us, Josh is shocked to find himself fighting hard on a spiritual battlefield, but often for the wrong side As the friendship with his new mentor deepens, Josh learns that God has in store for him than he could have ever imagined A wonderful novel about faith, the pain of growing up, and trying to choose the Good The Gate reminds us of God s plan for every person, for our happiness and spiritual growth, and how He reveals it in very different ways Nancy Carabio Belanger takes us on an exciting journey that shows how He sends special people at various times in our lives to help us find our true, God predetermined vocation Fr Brett Brannenpriest of the Diocese of Savannah and author, To Save a Thousand Souls A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood The book itself is a great promoter of vocations because it doesn t fall into what I might call sentimentalism Rather, it takes a real life situation and places Christ right into it It shows how priests are human, and called to conversion, and how God leads them Fr Chris Pietraszko, priest of the Diocese of London, Ontario


About the Author: Nancy Carabio Belanger

Nancy Carabio Belanger, a graduate of Michigan State University, has loved to write ever since she was a little girl She used to write fiction stories in math class when she was supposed to be listening to the teacher, a practice she certainly does not recommend to her readers She has a great love for St Therese of Lisieux She says that Therese s Little Way is a reminder to all of us who feel like we can do nothing, that we aren t old enough, smart enough, etc We can all make little sacrifices to please God.Nancy founded Harvey House Publishing in 2008 to create books for children that celebrate the Catholic Faith, modesty, the gift of life, and a wholesome childhood Nancy is a member of the Catholic Press Association, the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Catholic Writers Guild, and the American Authors Association She lives in Michigan with her family, where she is working onnovels for children.



10 thoughts on “The Gate

  1. says:

    I found The Gate by Nancy Carabio Belanger to exhibit an authentic portrayal of what Jesus Christ intended His Church to be a hospital for sinners, a sure refuge of reconciliation, a beacon of hope, life and love It will touch the heart of anyone who is seeking to find meaning in life, at any age, amidst all of the noise we all contend with everyday It challenges the reader to examine


  2. says:

    It is with distinct pleasure that I highly recommend The Gate, the latest triumphant YA novel by acclaimed Catholic writer Nancy Carabio Belanger author of Olivia and the Little Way and Olivia s Gift I only wish it had been around when my own five sons were in junior high The reader is introduced to Joshua Lasko, a troubled 8th grader and only child who has been a bit lost since the death of


  3. says:

    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway and I am so glad that I did.Josh is an eighth grader who lost his dad almost two years prior to the story When his father died, he and his mother stopped going to church, she go a new job which kept her working longer, and their money supply decreased Josh becomes surly and acts out his grades slip, he lies and steals, he begins to turn people against him.At the st


  4. says:

    life changing time in his past The way the story is written I assumed several key aspects of the story, but I just couldn t wait to see how it played out I was so moved by the story of Josh and the elderly gentleman he reluctantly befriends, Pie The relationship between these two unlikely friends was incredibly touching My heart went out to both of these characters the snarky teen and the curmudgeony old m


  5. says:

    Josh is an eighth grader with an attitude When his teacher assigns a pen pal project involving an elderly man in a rest home, Josh wants nothing better than to finish it and move on Since his father died, Josh has become accustomed to doing the minimum at school, at home and at church He is angry, frustrated and self centered When Josh finally meets his pen pal, Pie, the feisty and devoutly Catholic elderly man c


  6. says:

    October 5, 1947 Back goes Gionfriddoback, back, backheee makes a one handed catch against the bullpen Oh, doctor excerpt from The Gate by Nancy Carabio Belanger If you aren t hooked yet, you soon will be Nancy Carabio Belanger gets deep into the mind and heart of 8th grader Josh Lasko as he struggles with adolescence and acceptance I purchased this book as a gift for a 12 year old, and decided to read a few pages before


  7. says:

    Clearly, anything by Nancy Belanger is to be read It s about this kid who lost his Dad two years ago and turned into a complete jerk and doesn t practice Catholicism any For school, he meets a nice old man who helps him get closer to the church He contemplates stealing and reads bad stuff, although they don t say what it is Depending on how mature you are, junior high to early high school is when you should read this I have th


  8. says:

    The Gate by Nancy Carabio Belanger This is one of my favorite books because the story is so beautiful In the story, a kid named Josh, is assigned a pen pal, named Pie Well he is assigned to Pie, Pie teaches Josh how to became a good Catholic I love this book and would recommend this book to all young Catholics.


  9. says:

    This book is very good I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys spiritual books It is about a boy who gets assigned a pen pal that who has a deep love for his Catholic faith This book is so good you cannot stop reading it The ending is so great and interesting.


  10. says:

    Just a beautiful book and definitely high on the favorites list Made me quite emotional A must read for elementary, middle and high school boys Good for a family read aloud too Much to think about family, vocations, the elderly, technology etc.


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