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The Gentle Traditionalist: A Catholic Fairy-tale from Ireland Paperback – November 23, 2015
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"As brilliant a guide for the perplexed as this age is capable of producing."--CHARLES COULOMBE, author of Everyman Today Call Rome
"The Gentle Traditionalist is a book with a 'strange magic,' like unto the Ireland it loves and mourns. With unforgettable images and a wry sense of humor, Roger Buck unfolds a tale of whimsical fantasy, melancholy realism, and supernatural joy."--PETER KWASNIEWSKI, Wyoming Catholic College; author of Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis
"Writing with great wisdom, insight, and a most warm sense of humor, Roger Buck offers us a contemplation of the religious predicaments of our time in the spirit of Chesterton and Belloc. He takes on everything in a charming (and disarming) manner ... a wonderful book."--MICHAEL MARTIN, author of The Submerged Reality
"To read this work was a joy, and I thank the author for helping me realize that, despite the passing of three generations and 150 years in the Irish-Australian diaspora, my heart is still Irish."--GERARD O'SHEA, University of Notre Dame, Australia; author of As I Have Loved You
"This striking novel by Roger Buck, set in Ireland, is composed with extraordinary sensitivity and insight."--COLIN MAWBY KSG, Choral Director of Radio Telefis Eireann (RTÉ)
"An unusual book: part love story, part theological dialog. Roger Buck is that altogether too rare Catholic who understands the importance of the geo-cultural forces that have shaped the modern world."--THOMAS STORCK, author of From Christendom to Americanism and Beyond
"The Gentle Traditionalist is a tremendous book: moving and humorous, opening up the most profound issues, engaging the most strident of polemics with the lightest touch."--JOSEPH SHAW, Chairman of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales
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Top Customer Reviews
Sincerely hope this is not the only fiction book Roger Buck has in him!
I don't want to say much more so as to not give away the "magical bits" (as it were), but suffice it to say that "magic" there is, along with romance and philosophy -- the philosophy delivered gently, with wit, and a tasty spoonful of sugar. There is also mourning for a world that for too many is "bygone," but which needn't be bygone at all. And that last is the point of the book. Give this book to an agnostic or atheist friend and help him to see that he has a decision to make! Help restore Christendom and bring about a renaissance of a world filled with meaning, "magic," and Mystery!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed reading every page of this book! A thoroughly enjoyable fairy tale.Published 22 days ago by C. Tuffy
I really enjoyed this book! Coming from a past full of gaps in history and knowledge of the faith, I found this book to be a treasure chest of information. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Dina Siano
The Gentle Traditionalist is a succinct and accurate diagnosis of the wretched disease afflicting the post-modern world and yet it all the while remains entertaining and full of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ryan
This is a very enjoyable and whimsical work of Catholic apologetics, told as fiction. It was a refreshing read! I had at one belly laugh that lasted for a good three minutes.Published 3 months ago by Alexander Cooper
Terrific book ...worth sharing with family to better understand you...minor discrepancy with the anti capitalism stance as I am strongly pro capitalism but also vehemently anti... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Stephen P. Lowe
A really excellent presentation of Catholic traditionalism. Whereas most presentations of this perspective are quite heavy and sometimes even shrill, this is a very engaging and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Benjamin Smith