Terrifying Freedom, Linda Anne Smith's

first novel, is an engaging, vivid

narrative that places the reader in the

midst of daily life in a religious

community; the characters are as alive

and real as the members of our own

family. This would make a great movie

or play, one that would be required

viewing for anyone already in, or

contemplating, a religious vocation,

and for all Catholic laity. I have a

renewed appreciation of what the

demands of social justice actually mean.