The Messiah of Morris Avenue

Version: Abridged
Author: Tony Hendra
Narrator: John Lloyd
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Published In: April 2006
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Hendra, Tony

Tony Hendra was recently described by "The Independent of London" as "one of the most brilliant comic talents of the post-war period" He began his comedic career with "Graham Chapman of Monty Python", appeared six times on the "Ed Sullivan Show", was one of the original editors of "National Lampoon", edited the classic parody "Not The New York Times", starred in "This Is Spinal Tap", and co-created and co-produced the long-running British satirical series Spitting "Image" for which he was nominated for a British Academy Award. He has written or edited dozens of books, most of them satirical, w