New novel by Michael D. O’Brien:
Elijah in Jerusalem is the continuing story of the priest, Fr. Elijah Schäfer. A convert from Judaism, survivor of the Holocaust, he has for decades been a Carmelite friar on the mountain of the prophet Elijah. In the events of the preceding novel, Father Elijah: An Apocalypse, 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 recognizes in the President certain qualities that are anti-Christ, and asks 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 friar 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.
Available in September/October 2015. Preorder in USA and abroad: