Before his death in 1991, Spanish literary giant Jos Luis Mart n Descalzo was not only an award-winning novelist and playwright, but also a Catholic priest, theater director, and prolific spiritual writer. His work reveals at once a deep commitment and wry humor, a profound wrestling with Christian truth and a wonderfully humane and earthy spirituality. Reasons for Hope is filled with profound reflections including: The Sacrament of the Smile, The Sin of Love, The Frenzy of Good and more.
José Luis Martín Descalzo (1930-1991) studied in Valladolid and the Gregorian University, Rome. He won the Nadal Prize in 1942. He was director of God's People, a TVE program, and chief editor of ABC, a Spanish newspaper.