Things tagged Michael O’Brien


  1. The Lighthouse cover


  1. The Lighthouse cover

    The Lighthouse

    February 20, 2021 4:04 pm Leave a Comment

    Ethan McQuarry is a young lighthouse keeper on a tiny island, the rugged outcropping of easternmost Cape Breton Island on the Atlantic Ocean. A man without any family, he sees himself as a silent “vigilant”, performing his duties courageously year after year, with an admirable sense of responsibility. He cherishes… Read more »

    Tags: America literature Michael O'Brien

  2. John Herreid

    Novels for Lent

    February 12, 2016 6:04 pm 7 Comments

    Many years ago, I came across a list of suggested disciplines to embrace during Lent. One of the things suggested was to refrain from reading novels during the forty days of Lent. It’s a discipline that I’m happy to say I have never engaged in. In fact, novels and fiction… Read more »

    Tags: Fiorella de Maria Harry Sylvester James Casper lent Michael O'Brien reading T.M. Doran

  3. Ignatius Press Novels

    Rev. John Morrison is an Episcopal priest living in Brightwaters, New York. A member of the New York C. S. Lewis Society, he is a retired English teacher with degrees from Darthmouth, Hofstra, SUNY Stony Brook, and the George Mercer School of Theology. He has presented a number of papers… Read more »

    Tags: C.S. Lewis John Morrison Michael O'Brien New York C. S. Lewis Society

  4. Ignatius Press Novels

    The “Author of the End of the World”?

    November 16, 2015 3:27 pm Leave a Comment

    The Catholic Weekly, an Australian Catholic newspaper, has released an in-depth interview with Michael D. O’Brien, speaking with him about his views on faith, writing, the end times, and his new novel Elijah in Jerusalem. It’s a fascinating conversation. Here are some excerpts: On the world today: We are now… Read more »

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  5. First Chapter: A Cry of Stone

    November 5, 2015 2:43 pm Leave a Comment

    Read the first chapter of the novel A Cry of Stone by Michael O’Brien. If you like what you’re reading, visit the novel’s page to learn more or order! 1 First she was small. She was very, very small, and that was good because no one could see her. Only… Read more »

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  6. Ignatius Press Novels

    Apocalyptic Fiction

    October 27, 2015 12:16 pm 5 Comments

    Michael D. O’Brien is a best-selling novelist, an insightful social critic, and an acclaimed painter. In 1996 Ignatius Press published his debut novel, Father Elijah: An Apocalypse, a powerful story of a Carmelite priest’s confrontation with the Antichrist. Since then, Ignatius has published ten more of his novels. His writing… Read more »

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    First Chapter: Elijah in Jerusalem

    October 22, 2015 2:55 pm 2 Comments

    Read the first chapters of the novel Elijah in Jerusalem by Michael O’Brien. If you like what you’re reading, visit the novel’s page to learn more or order! PROLOGUE Look closely. Here is the ocean of mankind. See the depths and the surface waves, the currents converging or parting, swift… Read more »

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  8. Meryl Kaleida

    The End Times: A Review of “Elijah in Jerusalem”

    October 20, 2015 1:48 pm 1 Comment

    The long awaited sequel to Michael O’Brien’s Father Elijah is finally here! O’Brien’s prose is akin to Tolkien, his characters akin to Dickens, and his story telling is some of the greatest of our times. As an avid novel reader and O’Brien fan, I was very excited to hear that… Read more »

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  9. First Chapter: Voyage to Alpha Centauri

    September 21, 2015 6:50 pm 1 Comment

    Read the first chapters of the novel Voyage to Alpha Centauri by Michael O’Brien. If you like what you’re reading, visit the novel’s page to learn more or order! 5 October 2097 A week from now I leave this sanctuary—my home, my solitude, my consolation. I have almost completed packing,… Read more »

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    “Voyage to Alpha Centauri delivers on every level.”

    February 3, 2014 11:48 am Leave a Comment

    Dr. Mark Nowakowski reviews Voyage to Alpha Centauri: With his most recent effort, “Voyage to Alpha Centauri,” O’Brien jumps genres into the realm of science fiction, continuing the long tradition of writing theologically meaningful sci-fi that was begun by authors such as C.S. Lewis. The comparison to Lewis is no… Read more »

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