SKU: 8159 | ISBN: 189233139X
Dr. White has done it again! From the author of our tremendously popular The Mouth of the Lion (the life of heroic Bishop Antonio de Castro Mayer) comes this new - and different - biography of Archbishop Lefebvre.
Make no mistake, this biography is unlike ANY you have read before. It is a mosaic, if you will, providing parenthetical glimpses and historical soundbites of the life of Marcel Lefebvre. Each tid-bit (sometimes one to a page, sometimes five to a page) offers a new and fascinating insight.
A truly unique style of writing. It is perfectly suited to those who want the convenience of picking up the book and reading for one minute OR one hour. Pick it up. Put it down. On your time.
Although not a definitive biography like Bishop Tissier de Mallerais's Marcel Lefebvre, The Horn of the Unicorn deftly weaves poetry, Scripture, anecdotes, news, and history into the story of the life of Archbishop Lefebvre.
The result is an inspiring and thought-provoking appreciation of his life from one of America's most distinguished Catholic writers. But, you're asking, "I read Bishop Tissier's bio. Why should I read this one?" Because it invites the reader to reflect on the life of Archbishop Lefebvre in a new and different way. Like a motion picture on paper, Dr. White associates thoughts, images, notions, quotations in such a way that an understanding of the Archbishop and his times emerges.
The crisis in the Church is not fun. None of us wants the current situation we are in, but God has His reasons... "to them that love God, all things work together unto good" (Rom. 8:28). One of these reasons is summed up in the Latin phrase "Crescit sub pondere Virtus" (virtue grows out of adversity). We have the opportunity to "step up to the plate" ourselves AND the privilege of living among saints. How many of us met this great man? Were confirmed by him? Received the Body of Christ from his hands? Received his blessing? How fortunate we are!
Dr. White says, "But allow me to share a comment made to me once by the late Fr. Malachi Martin, 'Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and Bishop Antonio de Castro Mayer are the two great saints of the modern Church. Once this catastrophe ends they will be instantly canonized.'"
352pp, softcover, 77 photographs
Dr. David Allen White, a native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 1971. He earned his M.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. from Indiana University. He has taught at Temple University and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is currently a Professor of English at the United States Naval Academy where he has taught for 26 years. He is the editor of Shakespeare A to Z, a Shakespeare encyclopedia, and the author of The Mouth of the Lion. He does a monthly Shakespeare commentary on the Hugh Hewitt radio show out of KRLA, Los Angeles, carried nationwide on the Salem Radio Network. He converted to the Roman Catholic Church in 1979.
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