Uncommon Faith

John Coverdale
Scepter Publishers
Paperback, 382 pages
ISBN: 9781889334745


Uncommon Faith: The Early Years of Opus Dei (1928-1943)” tells how Opus Dei’s founder, St. Josemaria Escriva, vigorously carried out the organization’s development and growth from its very beginning in 1928.

Making use of his abundant dealings with all kinds of people, from the poor and abandoned to unversity students, industrial workers, and the wealthy, St. Josemaria taught others to see God and led many to find God through a calling to his new and somewhat revolutionary organization.  In doing so he forged a path that anticipated, by more than 30 years, Vatican Council II’s theology of the laity.

“The appeal of this book will reach well beyond Opus Dei and those who already admire its witness.  As a portrait of the early years of Josemaria Escriva and his followers, it’s a compelling story of faith and courage by any standard.”

-Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
Archbishop of Philadelphia