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Father Elijah: An Apocalypse (Children of the Last Days) [Paperback]

By Michael O'Brien (Author)
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Item description for Father Elijah: An Apocalypse (Children of the Last Days) by Michael O'Brien...

Father Elijah, a Holocaust survivor and convert to Catholicism from Judaism, travels through Europe and the Middle East on a papal mission to find a man who may be the Antichrist and induce him to repent

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Michael O'Brien presents a thrilling apocalyptic novel about the condition of the Roman Catholic Church at the end of time. It explores the state of the modern world, and the strengths and weaknesses of the contemporary religious scene, by taking his central character, Father Elijah Sch fer, a Carmelite priest, on a secret mission for the Vatican which embroils him in a series of crises and subterfuges affecting the ultimate destiny of the Church.

Father Elijah is a convert from Judaism, a survivor of the Holocaust, a man once powerful in Israel. For twenty years he has been "buried in the dark night of Carmel" on the mountain of the prophet Elijah. The Pope and the Cardinal Secretary of State call him out of obscurity and give him a task of the highest sensitivity: to penetrate into the inner circles of a man whom they believe may be the Antichrist. Their purpose: to call the Man of Sin to repentance, and thus to postpone the great tribulation long enough to preach the Gospel to the whole world.

In this richly textured tale, Father Elijah crosses Europe and the Middle East, moves through the echelons of world power, meets saints and sinners, presidents, judges, mystics, embattled Catholic journalists, faithful priests and a conspiracy of traitors within the very House of God. This is an apocalypse in the old literary sense, but one that was written in the light of Christian revelation.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Ignatius Press
Pages   596
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.02" Width: 5.28" Height: 1.47"
Weight:   1.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2000
Publisher   Ignatius Press
Series  Children of the Last Days  
ISBN  0898706904  
ISBN13  9780898706901  

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More About Michael O'Brien

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! O'Brien taught at the University of Arkansas until 1987. He is now Phillip R. Shriver Professor of History at Miami University of Ohio.

Michael O'Brien currently resides in the state of Ohio. Michael O'Brien was born in 1948.

Michael O'Brien has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Children of the Last Days

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A keen insight into our own times  May 8, 2008
A good "apocalypse" (Greek for "unveiling" or "revealing") should not so much try to predict the future with certainty as give insight into our own times. O'Brien understands the zeitgeist: "I see that in your past you have suffered from that great wound which afflicts modern man ... the temptation to absolute despair."

I read this novel for the first time when it was published in 1996. I have re-read it about five times. This may sound odd coming from a Baptist pastor in a review about a book that is written from a distinctly Catholic perspective, but this book makes me want to live more holy.

"Father Elijah" is like an intellectual Tom Clancy: there is intrigue, drama, excitement and adventure. At the same time, my copy "bleeds red" from all the underlining. When was the last time you underlined a novel?

You will want to race through the book on your first reading as the plot consumes you. But then you will want to go back and meditate on the intellectual and spiritual truths that form the structure of the novel. "No man knows his own soul so well that he is invincible to the tactics of the enemy." "Abstract academic discussions have a way of leaving their mark on entire civilizations, as the events of this century have proved all too well."

Additionally, the book contains what is, in my opinion, the most insightful, beautiful and moving fictional account of a sinner's conversion ever written.

I recommend it highly.
Much like a Dean Koontz book  May 2, 2008
Wait, hear me out. Koontz suffers from writing fascinating and delightful stories that have a hard time being wrapped up in a tidy package at the end. I found that the case here. I tore through this book in no time, but the end left me a little empty. Definitely worth a read. Very insightful and entertaining. I look forward to reading the rest in the series.
Great Story!  Apr 17, 2008
One of the best books I've ever read. Why isn't Michael D. O'Brien better known?
A gripping end times thriller in the style of Malachi Martin  Mar 22, 2008
O'Brien understands the root of the contemporary, for keeps, battle between the Kingdom of God and the leaders of the ancient rebellion. His fictional characters are believable people caught up in the ancient struggle of those willing to sacrifice everything for God's love and those who ruthlessly pursue power and wealth to control others. He spins a gripping tale of suspense and intrigue based on an indepth understanding of the tragedy and the hope of our times.
Fr Elijah and The President; too close for comfort  Feb 12, 2008
I read Fr Elijah almost two years ago. Although I am not a fiction fan I was captivated by this book and finished it in one week. While I'll defer to the other reviewers here on the merits of the book and author I want to comment on the almost too close for comfort parallels between the culture and characters in this over 10 year old novel and today's real life. Particulary, the social and moral decay that had occurred in relativly short time and more shocking the tremendous similarity between the charasmatic character known as The President and one of todays current Presidential candidates. It is too close to reality for comfort. Much too close. Don't pass book up - or be intimidated by its length. You will fly through it before you can find a bookmark and the story will haunt you in the days ahead. Anti-Christ? We'll not know. The President - loved by the masses - brings people together - fosters diversity and civility and fairness and equality and .....? You'll find out. And I am starting to believe that the real prophet here is Michael D.O'Brien. Watch out for The President coming to an election near you.

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