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Father Elijah: An Apocalypse Paperback – November 1, 1997
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"Father Elijah is that rare thing, a great novel which is also a testimony to orthodox Catholicism. But it is more even than this. Basing himself squarely on Scripture and human experience, O'Brien has produced a prophetic work and a manual of spiritual warfare. This compelling masterpiece will stretch your imagination in the right direction. Read it and pray." ---Stratford Caldecott, Centre for Faith and Culture, Oxford
"I guarantee you that once you take up this book you will not put it down until the end of the world. Here is a meaty page-turner with the pace of a thriller, beautifully written, and that something more that turns entertainment into literature." ---Ralph McInerny, Author, Fr. Dowling Mysteries
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Item: The author has a good grasp on the apocalyptic books of Scripture -- better, even, than many "Bible Christians".
Item: The author has a good grasp on the inner workings of the Church.
Item: The author has a good grasp of current events. Because of this, he is able to posit believable scenarios.
Item: The author has an excellent grasp of the human heart and soul; what it means to serve God; what it means to live in obedience; and what it means to be a priest.
Item: Finally, the author has an excellent grasp of God's overwhelming desire for the redemption of all His creation -- and the free will to choose to accept -- or deny -- the redemptive offering.
"Father Elijah" is a must read. I give it my hearty endorsement.
A warning to my fellow protestants: this book is unabashedly Catholic. If you are uncomfortable with minor Mary veneration and a greater focus on relics, you may sometimes be annoyed. However, given the reality of history, this is an accurate reflection on a Catholic approach to Christianity. Moreover, it does not fail at being Christocentric.
Read and enjoy!
This is one of the most extraordinbary books written in recent decades. As Lewis said of THE LORD OF THE RINGS, this is lightning from a clear sky. Partly Dostoyevsky, partly Charles Williams or Lewis, imagine if you can a novel written by von Balthasar or Adrienne von Speyer. This in a way - though too difficult for most children - is the Catholic reply to Philip Pullman`s "war in Heaven" in HIS DARK MATERIALS. I want everyone I know to read this book.
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A powerful story about Christian priestly vocation in today's End Times. A Polish Jew turned Roman Catholic priest find himself called to confront a secular Anti Christ in modern... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Canon John 3
Interesting book....This one is better than the others written by him...There is a lot of "Catholic urban legend" in it.Published 28 days ago by sue
Excellent; makes one think about own life and importance of prayer; not written to frighten.Published 1 month ago by ellen fennimore
This was a surprising read! You immediately get into the story and u don't want to stop! Awesome!Published 1 month ago by Kimmie
I absolutely loved this book. I've read others by this author, but his is my absolute favorite - it is one of those books that will stay with you long after reading it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Crawford