I was delighted to finally get to go straight to the sequel after reading Father Elijah again recently. Thankfully no disappointment was forthcoming; Michael O'Brien is a fantastic author! Elijah in Jerusalem has several of those lightbulb moments which I love finding - "Ack, this in EIJ parallels this in the Bible!!!" This one is faster-paced than its prequel; I finished it in one evening, although that was mostly because I couldn't put it down. The characters were painted with a talent that I as an author can only dream of attaining, and I especially loved the young man in the wheelchair. I was in tears by the end of the book. One I will recommend? YES!