During a family wedding celebration, Father Bill Donahough finds himself privy to his young sister's trauma. He arranges an abortion. What follows is the tidal wave effect upon his own life and those who are close to him--his siblings, his fellow priests, the Church hierarchy, and the secretive Catholic lay apostolate known as Opus Dei.
During that celebration week on a Florida beach, Bill meets the lovely and brilliant Kathleen Pilgrim. Their lives begin to intertwine, initially bound together only by a thread of common interest in the pedophile scandal rocking the Church. Imperceptibly, those binding ties intensify as Bill fights an attraction that seems beyond his control.
Rebellion is the story of a modern day priest who learns that personal meaning in life cannot be found through identification with a flawed institution, but rather is mined through an inner search of person. He finds a redeeming and freeing power of love as he deals with his own crisis of conscience and his... More > personal search for God.< Less
REBELLION is well written and the author's sensitivity in his powerful words portrays the feelings and needs of a diverse number of people. Fr. Donahough trys to offer comfort when he is called upon for advice by members of his large family. The author expresses in great detail the pain the main character feels until he comes to grips with his own conscience. The images brought forth by this talented writer allowed me to enter their circle and tap into my beliefs and dilemm with Church doctrine. The book kept my interest to the end. I am looking forward to the next book by Mr. Granzeier. Kathleen Sullivan
By Richard E.Marshall Dear Lulu: I found the book REBELLION by Frank Granzeier a fantastic insight into many areas of the Catholic church history and especially about their past and present leaders. This book provided a history as well as up-to-date information by a real "insider" and an "outsider" that is outstanding in so many ways. It is very well written to provide Fr. Donahough with a story form that gives the reader situations dealing with his feelings and the commitment he made to his faith. He provides the capacity to understand his rebellious nature regarding major social issues demanded by his superiors. His "word pictures" writing style makes it an easy and fast read! This book really needs to be published so those with the willingness to learn and to understand can be rewarded; no matter what their religious paths may be.
Angela Abbey As a former Catholic, I found reading "Rebellion" to give me peace of mind and concience, and releaving my guilt for many years. Mr. Granzeier's book spoke to me personally and gave me confidence with my present beliefs. An ordained Presbyterian Deacon, Angela Abbey
In his book, "Rebellion," Frank Granzeier does an interesting job of exposing a church that is much-loved, but not without its own man-made myths and faults. Through the sometimes animated discussions between the two main characters, we are insightfully given food for thought as to what really goes on inside a powerful institution. This book is a must read for anyone who loves their faith, but questions the inner workings of their church.
"Rebellion", by Frank Granzeier, is an extraordinary work. We are fortunate to have someone formerly on the inside who can shed the light of truth on some of the problems, both past and present, in the Catholic church. This is an excellent book!
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