Fatherless [NOOK Book]

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An intensely human tour of the great spiritual battles in the US Catholic church during the late 20th century. Brian Gail, author of "Cold Hearts", takes us out into the "trenches" and shows what life was like for Catholics during this critical time.

Meticulously researched, brilliantly crafted, Fatherless takes the reader on an unforgettable journey inside Fortune 500 boardrooms and Madison Avenue screening rooms, behind one-way mirrors in ...
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Overview

An intensely human tour of the great spiritual battles in the US Catholic church during the late 20th century. Brian Gail, author of "Cold Hearts", takes us out into the "trenches" and shows what life was like for Catholics during this critical time.

Meticulously researched, brilliantly crafted, Fatherless takes the reader on an unforgettable journey inside Fortune 500 boardrooms and Madison Avenue screening rooms, behind one-way mirrors in America's heartland and two-way screens in church confessionals, to the very peak of Ireland's highest mountain and inside the papal dining room of John Paul II in Rome.

It is the searing journey to the center of conscience, however, that marks Fatherless as the signature Catholic novel of its generation. In its pages we meet flesh and blood characters - noble and flawed, driven and seeking; each struggling to achieve the American Dream ... discovering instead a uniquely American nightmare. How each confronts the reality of ethical and moral dilemmas - while struggling to balance faith, family, and career - goes to the very heart of the Catholic experience in America in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. This is a tale you will never forget.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149193615
  • Publisher: Gailforce Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 554
  • Sales rank: 550,549
  • File size: 968 KB

Meet the Author

Brian J. Gail was a schoolboy baseball phenom recruited by Division One universities and scouted by Major League baseball teams; he suffered a disabling shoulder injury early in his college career and was sent to the Philadelphia Phillies team doctor whose efforts to help him regain his exceptional pitching velocity were unsuccessful.

Fueled by a white hot competitive fire and magnetic rhetorical gifts he rocketed to the top of the Madison Avenue advertising world in his mid 30’s only to see his career derailed by a great moral business dilemma and a direct challenge to his Catholic faith.

A gifted entrepreneur and CEO, he provided strategic marketing counsel to elite Fortune 500 corporations and directed a variety of non-profit boards focused on assisting the underprivileged in Philadelphia.

Today, Brian J. Gail is a critically acclaimed author, a Knight of the Immaculate, a co-founder of three catholic classical academies, a patent holder, and a highly sought after speaker on matters of faith and family.

Brian’s remarkable novel “Fatherless” is published by Emmaus Road Publishing and already is in its 5th printing. “Fatherless” has become a powerful tool for catechesis. The interest and demand for this unique novel has now spread both across America and abroad. It is on the cusp of the Catholic Best Seller status.

Critics are calling it “the Catholic novel of our generation”, “an instant classic” (Philadelphia Bulletin), “masterful” (author Roy Schoeman), “phenomenal” (professor Dr. Janet Smith), “the spark that will light a societal powder keg” (evangelist Christopher West), “remarkable” (Bishop Thomas Olmsted), “riveting” (Defend Life Monthly), “quite simply, powerful” (editor, Richard J. Neuhaus +2009) and “myth shattering” (Fr. Tom Euteneuer, President of Human Life International).

Brian married his high school sweetheart, Joan Mary Kain, 40 years ago and they were blessed with seven children including two sets of identical twins and one set of “Irish twins.” They just welcomed their 5th grandchild into the world. Brian has touched many lives with his optimism, humor, and unwavering Faith in Our Lady and the truths of the Catholic Church. He and his lovely wife, Joan, divide their time between homes in Villanova, Pennsylvania and Jupiter Island, Florida.
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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    Outstanding!

    Occasionally in a generation an accurately apocalyptic book is written and, coupled with its two subsequent volumes, "Motherless" and "Childless", form an excellent past, present and future view in an extremely readable way. The story follows the lives of a Parish Priest and several parish families. It relates in the first how we got to where we are in terms of life, morals, etc. The second is now - things that are happening, mostly under cover but true. The last is what we are headed for - unless we choose the correct pathway down the road. The books answer a lot of questions about embryonic stem cell research, breast cancer and abortion/pill link, etc. and why we are subtly being led to a possible disastrous future world. Definitely a great read and I recommend buying all three as you will not be able to wait between each one!

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    Posted August 17, 2010

    Fatherless a big hit!

    We just returned from the CMN trade show and Fatherless was a big hit!

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