Elijah in Jerusalem, the long awaited sequel to the acclaimed best-selling novel, Father Elijah: An Apocalypse , is the continuing story of the priest, Fr. Elijah. A convert from Judaism, and a survivor of the Holocaust, he has for decades been a Carmelite monk on the mountain of the prophet Elijah.
In the events of the preceding novel, Father Elijah, the central character confronted the President of the European Union, a man rising toward global control as President of the soon to be realized World Government. The Pope recognized in the President certain qualities that are anti-Christ, and asked Fr. Elijah to call the man to repentance, though his attempts at this prove to be unsuccessful.
In this sequel, now-Bishop Elijah, accompanied by his fellow monk Brother Enoch, enter Jerusalem just as the President arrives in the city to inaugurate a new stage of his rise to power. They hope to unmask him as the Antichrist prophesied by Scripture and to warn the world of the imminent spiritual danger to mankind. As the story unfolds, people of many kinds meet the undercover priest, and in the process their souls are revealed and tested, bringing about change for the good or for evil.
Elijah perseveres in his mission even when all seems lost. The dramatic climax is surprising, yet it underlines that God works all things to the good for those who love Him, testifying to the truth that in the end Wisdom will be justified and Satan confounded.
POINTS OF INTEREST
• Sequel to acclaimed, best-selling novel Father Elijah (over 80,000 copies sold)
• Combines beautiful literary writing with spiritual depth, and the pace of a thriller
• Deals with end times issues that will pique reader’s interest
Words of Praise for Michael O’Brien and Father Elijah:
“Offers up a tale that is satirical, sly, and fast-paced."
“O'Brien is a superior spiritual story teller worthy to join the ranks of Flannery O'Connor, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, and C. S. Lewis.”
— Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., Boston College
“A meaty page-turner with the pace of a thriller, beautifully written, and that something more that turns entertainment into literature."
— Ralph McInerny, Ph.D., Author, Fr. Dowling Mysteries