This powerfully prophetic work was no doubt what Blessed John Paul II envisioned when he summoned a new evangelization characterized by 'new methods, new explanations, new ardor.' In recapturing the lost tradition of the Catholic novel, Brian J. Gail has quite imaginatively found a way to pour new wine into old wineskins. --Father Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR
Brian J. Gail has accomplished what my generation has been waiting years for someone to do: write a modern day, page turning, landmark work of fiction with Catholic sensibilities. With Childless, he brings his epic 21st-century trilogy to conclusion in a manner befitting one of our greatest storytellers. --Greg Willits, Co-Host of "The Catholics Next Door" on Sirius Radio --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Brian J. Gail was a schoolboy baseball phenom recruited by Division One universities and scouted by Major League baseball teams; he suffered a disabling shoulder injury early in his college career and was sent to the Philadelphia Phillies team doctor whose efforts to help him regain his exceptional pitching velocity were unsuccessful. Fueled by a white hot competitive fire and magnetic rhetorical gifts he rocketed to the top of the Madison Avenue advertising world in his mid 30 s only to see his career derailed by a great moral business dilemma and a direct challenge to his Catholic faith. A gifted entrepreneur and CEO, he provided strategic marketing counsel to elite Fortune 500 corporations and directed a variety of non-profit boards focused on assisting the underprivileged in Philadelphia. Today, Brian J. Gail is a critically acclaimed author, a Knight of the Immaculate, a co-founder of three catholic classical academies, a patent holder, and a highly sought after speaker on matters of faith and family. Brian s remarkable novel Fatherless is published by Emmaus Road Publishing and already is in its 5th printing. Fatherless has become a powerful tool for catechesis. The interest and demand for this unique novel has now spread both across America and abroad. It is on the cusp of the Catholic Best Seller status. Critics are calling it the Catholic novel of our generation , an instant classic (Philadelphia Bulletin), masterful (author Roy Schoeman), phenomenal (professor Dr. Janet Smith), the spark that will light a societal powder keg (evangelist Christopher West), remarkable (Bishop Thomas Olmsted), riveting (Defend Life Monthly), quite simply, powerful (editor, Richard J. Neuhaus +2009) and myth shattering (Fr. Tom Euteneuer, President of Human Life International). Brian married his high school sweetheart, Joan Mary Kain, 40 years ago and they were blessed with seven children including two sets of identical twins and one set of Irish twins. They just welcomed their 5th grandchild into the world. Brian has touched many lives with his optimism, humor, and unwavering Faith in Our Lady and the truths of the Catholic Church. He and his lovely wife, Joan, divide their time between homes in Villanova, Pennsylvania and Jupiter Island, Florida. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
The trilogy is a well written exploration of the times we live in from a Catholic perspective.Published 2 months ago by june swift
Prophetic in many ways, as its fiction is unfolding in our society and world.Published 9 months ago by ALAN
I wanted to race through the book to see how it ended, considering that it promised to deal with the end of the world. I was very curious how Mr. Gail would handle it. Read morePublished 19 months ago by M. Akers
Part of a Trilogy and you need to read the other 2 books first. I enjoyed the book because it expresses the same values and beliefs that I have about life and family.Published 20 months ago by Peggy Thuman
All Catholics should read the trilogy. I found these novels to be more true than fiction. Once you start reading you will not be able to put these books down. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
Although this is fiction it is very close to what is going on in our world. It also is prophetic in the way that things will be if we don't change. Highly recommend this.Published on August 3, 2013 by Donna
I loved this whole trilogy and thought the way the author chose to deal with with contemporary moral and ethical issues we are facing as a society was well done and thought... Read morePublished on May 4, 2013 by jane song