Monday, June 3, 2013

Book Review: Pope Joan

Stunning story about the first alleged female Pope. Donna Woolfolk Cross takes a thousand year old legend and writes a compelling back story that left me with many questions. Pope Joan begins her life as a precocious English child with a thirst for knowledge who eventually fools everyone to become Pope. Steeped in history, Cross explains how this happened with a fascinating tale of ambition and adventure. A great read, she describes many common practices that the leaders of the church follow today, perhaps because of the impostor. If you like church history, read this. If you life woman's history, read this, If you like legends, read this. In other words, if you enjoy a well written tale of something that might have happened to influence the world as we know it today- this this is the book for you.

I hope you enjoy!
Carole P. Roman


  1. This is one of my fav books! Good review :)

  2. It was awesome. Read Down the Common by Ann Baer. It was fantastic.