- Title: The Gentle Traditionalist: A Catholic Fairy-tale from Ireland
- Author: Roger Buck
- ISBN: 9781621381570
- Page: 194
- Format: Paperback
Geoffrey has a problem All his life he s lived according to sensible sceptical, secular values Then, his true love left him for a New Age community in Scotland But it gets worse now she wants to be a traditional Catholic nun Geoffrey is bewildered, angry, lost Until, one Valentine s Day in Ireland, he meets a mysterious guide the Gentle Traditionalist Together thGeoffrey has a problem All his life he s lived according to sensible sceptical, secular values Then, his true love left him for a New Age community in Scotland But it gets worse now she wants to be a traditional Catholic nun Geoffrey is bewildered, angry, lost Until, one Valentine s Day in Ireland, he meets a mysterious guide the Gentle Traditionalist Together they commence a most unusual dialogue of ideas concerning The Heart of the Gospel The Real Nature of the Church A Supernatural Mystery The Crisis in Catholicism today the Loss of Tradition The New Age Movement Catholic Ireland Why Secularism gets away with murderBoth whimsical and serious, the dialogue in this book offers a probing exploration of the Catholic Mystery, Christendom, and the crisis of the West today Join us for a very special Valentine s Day when Geoffrey s barren, rational world gets turned upside down
Recent Comments "The Gentle Traditionalist: A Catholic Fairy-tale from Ireland"
My father just recently finished reading this book and described it at once as a romance and an apologetics book. And a good one. Cue the curiosityL (Gentle Perplexed Liberal) has a love interest who has swung from New Age beliefs all the way to trad Catholic. Struggling to understand these beliefs (and his love's sudden decision to become a nun of all things), he decides to humor a sign that reads "The Gentle Traditionalist – Clarifications Provided, Questions Answered, Arguments Asserted – [...]
A fairy tale that comes off as true and not pedanticThis book, in the guise of a bit of a fairy tale or fantasy, uses the medium to argue for the stability of the old Catholic tradition vs the new consortium of globalist capitalism. I must admit, despite the militant theology, the book presents itself as the title state: it is a "Gentle Traditionalist." Overall the book reminds me more of Chesterton than the author's stated following of Hillaire Belloc. In short more charm than fire.Christians o [...]
Clearly and beautifully explains the geographical and cultural forces that ruptured our world into the no-longer-Sacramental and the still-Sacramental, the English-speaking world and the rest of the world, and mourns the deep losses that occur when the spiritual is banished for the material. The focus is Ireland, not America, per se, for a new look at a not very old problem. Humorous at times, with a touch of whimsy, but conveys a deep sadness and sense of loss.
For those who are looking for a concise, congenial, credible, and convincing rational argument for why secularism and materialism are failing modernity. This book is a full 5 stars. It presents a short, interesting Socratic dialogue between a traditionalist and a secularist. The secular character in this book is actually an open minded thinker. Not wanting to see the error in their "rational materialism", most of today's rabid secularists would never be open minded enough to pick up a book like [...]
I'm biased! He's my husband but I still think this book is truly wonderful - apologetics wrapped up as a novel. Both light and serious at the same time, easy to read, often hilarious and deeply challenging secular assumptions, wherever they exist, whether modern Ireland or anywhere else in the West. First chapter is online here corjesusacratissimum/2015/
What an extra-ordinary, most unusual book. Words fail to express what a tremendous read this novel is. It is short, pithy, and packed with content. Part history lesson, part mini Catechism, part love story, this novel explores more than any review can summarize succinctly. Read it. If I could, I would have an endless supply of this novel on hand at all times to share with people I encounter. Thank, Mr. Roger Buck, for truly profound little book. Happy reading!
READ THIS BOOK!! This book is by an 'online friend' of mine. I've had it on my Kindle for months, but I just started it last night and finished it this evening. I laughed uproariously and I shed tears whilst reading it. I can't recommend it highly enough to anyone who is concerned about the state of the modern world.
Excellent read! Restores your hope for a restored Christendom.Ingenious use of historical fact in the face of modernity and its hopes of fanciful and fleeting, secular "treasures." Highly recommended.
I enjoyed this short parable.While I am a Protestant, I enjoyed the story immensely. The tale spends a great deal of time on dialogue, but it is what makes the story interesting. I recommend the story as I found it fun to read.
I decided to purchase this book in 2016 after catching wind of it within the traditional Catholic blogosphere. I thought it would make an interesting Christmas present for my (at-the-time) fiancé, because the synopsis indicated there were some interesting parallels between Roger and his wife's conversion story and our own. Much like his wife discovered the spiritual riches of her Irish ancestors before converting, my husband and I had our eyes opened to our mutual Acadian heritage, which is ine [...]
Absolutely wonderfulI'd recommend this great, brief book to anyone who'd like to know the Church better, whether they are Catholic, or just curious. Mr. Buck has done a wonderful job here. I read most of this just this afternoon. Enjoyed by candlelight in part, I'll be re-reading in the near future. I look forward to more from this author, as I understand another is coming soon. Thank you, sir.
Actually would give it 4.5 stars.loved everything but the authors unbridled criticism of capitalismI am 100 % opposed to crony capitalism but capitalism itself has improved millions of millions of lives. Crony capitalism under secular law makers is the pits and that is what we have arrived at theses days. I would not throw out the baby with the soiled waterjust change the water (the corrupt rulers). Other than that this book is a gem.
Modern societal examenI found it to be like reading Chesterton's What's Wrong with the World in a story format. Nice tale. Worthwhile.
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