Waiting is a collection of five stories for Advent by the foremost of Canadian Catholic writers and artists, Michael D. O’Brien. The stories are suffused with the hope and gratitude characteristic of his work and reflect his extraordinary power to move the reader without resort to sentimentality. In Waiting, O’Brien faces the presence of evil in the world and shows us its ultimate powerlessness.
"This amazing writer has an elegiac style seasoned with wit and erudition and a mesmerizing vision of where we are and where we are going." ~ Ralph McInery
Michael O’Brien is a well-known self-taught painter and author. He has worked as a professional artist since 1970 and has held more than 40 exhibits across North America. He is the author of a seven-volume fiction series, of which the first, Father Elijah, sold more than 40,000 copies in hardcover. He has written numerous other books and essays. Michael O’Brien and his wife Sheila have six children and live near Combermere, Ontario, Canada.