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by Andrew M. Greeley

eBook Angel Fire epub
  • ISBN: 0517053462
  • Author: Andrew M. Greeley
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing (July 4, 1990)
  • ePUB size: 1915 kb
  • FB2 size 1724 kb
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Andrew M. Greeley (February 5, 1928 – May 29, 2013) was an American Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, journalist and popular novelist

Andrew M. Greeley (February 5, 1928 – May 29, 2013) was an American Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, journalist and popular novelist. For many years, he wrote a weekly column for the Chicago Sun-Times and contributed regularly to The New York Times, the National Catholic Reporter, America, and Commonweal.

Roman Catholic priest Andrew M. Greeley was the author of more than 100 non-fiction works of theology, sociology, prayer, and poetry; a professor of sociology; a newspaper columnist; and a successful novelist, writing in several genres, including mystery and science fiction. He was born on February 5, 1928 and was a native of Chicago. Greeley studied at Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary and earned an AB from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in 1950, a Bachelor of Sacred Theology in 1952, and a Licentiate of Sacred Theology in 1954.

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Andrew M. Greeley, the phenomenally popular novelist and priest, is best known - and loved - for his understated Catholic morality and compassionate understanding of human foibles.

Angel Fire is Andrew Greeley at his best! Rich with suspense, compelling ideas and fascinating characters, Angel Fire provides breathless entertainment from cover to cover. A scintillating tale of a young man enmeshed in intrigue-and protected by a luscious guardian angel!

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A wonderful, electrifying novel, Angel Fire, will delight readers with the storytelling magic that Andrew Greeley does best. Again he has created a tale rich with suspense, breathless entertainment, compelling ideas-and fascinating charaters we love, cherish, and never forget. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. Connect with the author.

Someone to watch over me? Sean Seamus Desmond, newly-announced Nobel Prize winner, relishes the unknowns of science, but a real-life mystery of love and passion. Human love and angel's help. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago. For whom like some good irreality, this is a fantastic book. It gave me some good time Highly recomended. com User, 18 years ag. .and a unique perspective help make this novel by controversial Catholic priest Fr.

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Qumenalu
Andrew Greeley wrote about five "Angel" books - the first being Angel Light (read my review). They are all great, fun and will keep you chuckling, while dealing with serious topics with the lightheartedness of the Irish Greeley!!! Give them a try! Give anything by Greeley a try. He was a Catholic priest who really understood real people!!! Great sense of humor and love of all things Irish!!! Don't hold it against him - he was Irish - he didn't have a choice!!! The Irish all have a great sense of humor, and Greeley was among the best!!!!! I learned more about God's love for me than 40 years of scripture reading and homilies!!! He's a real grace and gift to readers!!!
Ffleg
I am a complete Andrew Greeley fan. This book came up short though. I never finished it. It was soooo slow.
Prinna
Angel Fire is a story about unbounded, incomprehensible love.
The tale mostly depicts two persons Sean Seamus Desmond, and Gabriella Light. Sean Seamus Desmond, a professor of theoretical biology at City University of Chicago, who wins the Nobel Prize with a very controversial theory concerning "punctuation". Specifically he discovered times of great leaps, that he labels punctuation points in evolution, these points show a directionality of evolution. That "direction" is evolution moving to spirituality.

Gabriella Light is an angel who is assigned as Dr. Desmond's guardian angel to protect him from possible assassination and kidnaping by those who may wish to use his theories to develop or control angel power (called alien power by most).

This fable takes us on a journey to Washington DC, London, Stockholm, Leipzig, Paris, and Dublin. In each location Sean attends receptions, news conferences, and gives lectures at nearby universities. Gabriella, or Gabby to Sean, acts as his assistant and protector.

The book has numerous fascinating scenes of Gaby protecting Dr. Desmond. The defense tactics are unusual and spectacular but always effective. Sean, who begins the story as an agnostic scientist, slowly starts to believe in angels, and possibly God.

It is the interesting explanations of love, in this novel that fascinate me. Greeley, as is his habit, inserts unusual expressions concerning love into character dialogue. For example: "evolution is in the direction of love"; and "fireballs of love can be dangerous, if you get caught in one of them".

Greeley's love theory is particularly beautiful when he explains the connection of "mind" and love. As evolution occurs the "mind" slowly develops into consciousness, and consciousness into love. As the "mind" grows,love blossoms. And as the angel states "if there is pure mind, and we both believe that there is, you can imagine the power of that love."

I recommend this novel, the theology is interesting and the story delightful.
Avarm
. . .and a unique perspective help make this novel by controversial Catholic priest Fr. Andrew M. Greeley quite enjoyable.
As stated in other reviews, there are elements of Fr. Greeley's theological viewpoint in which I find myself in sharp disagreement. But there is no doubt that he is an outstanding storyteller.
In this book, Greeley ventures into the realm of Science Fiction with the introduction of the amazing character of Dr. Gabriella Light, PhD. -- the angel Gabriel, no less -- as a personal guide for the lapsed Dr. Sean Desmond on his trip to Sweden to pick up the Nobel Prize. It seems that terrorists are after Dr. Desmond because of the potential implications of his scientific discoveries.
Fr. Greeley's style is not for everybody. He dabbles a little to far into the erotic than might be considered strictly appropriate for a celibate clergyman. His incorporation of his criticisms of modern Catholicism into his books can serve as a turn-off.
BUT, Fr. Greeley is a great storyteller in the old Irish tradition. His imagination is incredible. And his fundamental faith in the goodness and grace of God is inescapable.
For me, this is one of his best offerings.
Black_Hawk_Down.
Boring! Not nearly up to Greeley's usual. Greeley is usually spellbinding. This one is a 0 on a scale of 0-10.
Reggy
Another of Grreley's novel designed to provoke thought and insight.
Fast Lovebird
This is another of his that is well done and a good plot.
Several years ago my mother was an ardent reader of everything Greeley, if a new book was released that year, it would appear on her Christmas list. I did not pay much attention, nor did I read any of his works, that is until a few weeks ago. I read Angel Fire, and fell in love with this mans writing. I have since purchased seven more of his books and especially the Blackie Ryan series. Angel Fire is a fast,fun and delightful read, the two main characters, human and digital are fantastic. This is a great book for the shore, but a word of advice buy several of his books because you will not want to put them down.
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