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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (183 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tony Hendra Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Tony Hendra's Father Joe became a new classic of faith and spirituality, even for those not usually so inclined. Now he's back with a novel set in a very reverent future where Church and State always walk hand-in-hand.

Fade in as Johnny Greco, a fallen journalist, who nurses a few grudges along with his cocktails, stumbles onto a story that intrigues him. It seems a young man named Jay is driving about New Jersey in a beat-up van preaching radical notions like kindness and generosity, and even tossing off a few miracles. How better, Johnny schemes, to stick it to Reverend Sabbath (America's #1 Holy Warrior) than to write a headline-making story announcing Jay as the Second Coming? Then something strange happens. Died-in-the-wool skeptic Johnny actually finds his own life being transformed by the new messiah.

Hilarious and genuinely moving, The Messiah of Morris Avenue brings to life a savior who reminds the world of what Jesus actually taught and wittingly skewers all sorts of sanctimoniousness on both sides of the political spectrum. Writing with heart, a sharp eye, and a passionate frustration with those who feel they hold a monopoly on God, Tony Hendra has created a delightful story that reminds us of the unfailing power of genuine faith. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ruth | 2/11/2014

    " this was a scary listen. I could see our future in this tale of politics by religion. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Daniel Hadley | 1/27/2014

    " A Left Behind for Liberals. Neat concept, but turns out it's too much like Left Behind for conservatives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Conchita Campos | 1/22/2014

    " Apparently, the new Jesus is this Guatemalan kid named Jose who lives in the Bronx and performs various miracles around the neighborhood, all while trying to avoid the public spotlight and the backlash of an avid Christian right. Pretty funny stuff. A little too political but entertaining at the very least. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dawn | 1/8/2014

    " The setting scarily resembles aspects of now and what could be if we don't change direction. Parts of this book are devestating...actually made me sick. Still, worthwhile, but hard to read. "

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