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Leaders & Notable People
  • Author:
    Tony Hendra
  • ISBN:
    0141020784
  • ISBN13:
    978-0141020785
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  • Publisher:
    PENGUIN (March 30, 2006)
  • Pages:
    272 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Leaders & Notable People
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  • Rating:
    4.6
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Tony Hendra (born 10 July 1941) is an English satirist, actor and writer who has worked mostly in the United States. Educated at St Albans School (where he was a classmate of Stephen Hawking) and at St John's College, Cambridge, he was a member.

Tony Hendra (born 10 July 1941) is an English satirist, actor and writer who has worked mostly in the United States. Educated at St Albans School (where he was a classmate of Stephen Hawking) and at St John's College, Cambridge, he was a member of the Cambridge University Footlights revue in 1962, alongside John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

Father Joe is Tony Hendra’s inspiring true story of finding faith. Tony Hendra has accomplished one hell of a lot in his life, and doubtless has many achievements ahead of him, but this memoir of his spiritual journey, and the monk who guided it, will almost certainly be his masterpiece.

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How I met Father Joe. I was fourteen and having an affair with a married woman.

31 quotes from Tony Hendra: 'All evil begins with this belief: that another’s existence is less precious than mine . You almost always hear something you didn't expect. ― Tony Hendra, Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul. 'The only way to know God, the only way to know the other, is to listen. Listening is reaching out into that unknown other self, surmounting your walls and theirs; listening is the beginning of understanding, the first exercise of love. tags: catholic, god, listening, love, religion, spiritual, understanding.

This enchanting book is essentially a two-hander . On one side is Tony Hendra, part of the Sixties comedy generation that emerged from Cambridge. He went off to America and made his name as a satirist at the National Lampoon. On the other side is Father Joe: Dom Joseph Warrilow, a Benedictine monk at the enclosed community of Quarr on the Isle of Wight. Hendra begins by explaining how he met Father Joe: "I was 14 and having an affair with a married woman. Her husband, catching them in the act (not much of an act, in retrospect), marches Hendra off for punishment by Father Joe.

Father Joe is Tony Hendra’s inspiring true story of finding faith, friendship, and family through the decades-long influence of a surpassingly wise Benedictine monk named Father Joseph Warrillow. Like everything human, it started with sex. In 1955, fourteen-year-old Tony found himself entangled with a married Catholic woman.

Father Joe is Tony Hendra's inspiring true story of finding faith, friendship, and family through the decades-long influence of a surpassingly wise Benedictine monk named Father Joseph Warrillow. In Cold War England, where Catholicism was the subject of news stories and Graham Greene bestsellers, Tony was whisked off by the woman's husband to see a priest and be saved


Renthadral
I bought this book with the highest hopes. It turns out that it's not a recollection of salvation, but a sad reminiscence of a man who lacks whatever Christian faith he may have once had.

I don't feel comfortable reviewing this, since I stopped reading after a few pages (I wasn't getting anything "redemptive" about it), and skipped to the end to see that it wasn't about his return to the Church at all. Sorry, Tony! God bless you in spite of yourself.

I hope I haven't misjudged Mr. Hendra. God bless him.
Mr.mclav
Someone loaned me this book years ago. I read it. I reread it. And I copied out many quotations. It was that good!

It's about the author's checkered life. And it's about a monk who remained an anchor in his life. And how he finally turned his life around.

I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Hudora
This autobiography of conversion, unconversion and reconversion is amazing. During his remarkable life, Mr. Hendra has run the gamut of spritiual conditions: aspiring monk, exuberant pagan, guilt ridden lapsed-Catholic, suicidal pagan, spiritual dreamer, cynic, re-aspiring monk...Though it all, the one constant was this shy, soft-spoken monk, Father Joe, a humble man who carries the spirit of God so profoundly that it goes almost unnoticed.

The narrative, like Mr. Hendra's life, runs the gamut, from intensely personal reflection and confession to philosophical speculation on the meaning of life. I particularly enjoyed a long segment near the end where he talks eloquently about the positive value of the Church in our lives and our world: his rich appreciation of the past, his belief that the past exists in the present, his understanding that rational thought can take us only so far, his affinity for mysticism, all display a refreshingly human outlook in the face of a world that is increasingly material and cynical.

This most modern of men, a leader of cultural revolution, a wicked satrist of all that is holy, a man prone to excess of all kinds, turns out to be in his heart precisely the what his behavior is not. This conversion story gives hope to all who feel angst because of their contradictory feelings and behavior--in other words, pretty much everybody! I found this book fascinating, uplifting, impossible to forget.
Zorve
I read this book because of repeated word of mouth recommendations and perhaps I expect too much. I was not familiar with the name Tony Hendra. As a young teen, Tony was introduced to a monk, Father Joe and his monastic lifestyle. The book is a worthwhile and very amusing biography of Tony growing up in Britain. He eventually became successful in the States becoming involved on the editorial staff of the National Lampoon magazine and Spinal Tap. He crossed paths with many celebrities. This was an easy fast paced book, and the farther one reads the more engrossed one becomes to discover the final outcome. A man that probably could have found inner peace with a monastic calling is living "Life in the Fast Lane" in LA and New York and seeks out Father Joe and monastic peace periodically when his life takes a downturn. I was a little disappointed because I thought the wild, out of control times, would be wilder and more out of control, but that is not fault of the author. The final chapter does contain a twist giving the book a feeling of completness. All in All, an story that is at once , amusing, informative, and has some seeds sown in for some deep thinking.
Cointrius
I am loving this book. I say this in the present tense becaue I am going to re-read it, possibly once a year. Actually I have been listening to the audio version and it is absolutely superb. I encourage any and everyone to listen to this book, read by the author himself.His rendition of Father Joe will never ever leave me and it's as if I've had my own personal Fr Joe right here with me. I love this book for all the above aforementioned 5 star review reasons.Instead I wanted to comment on some of the negative criticisms:

One reviewer commented, "If you are looking for sage advice from Father Joe, you will find little of it in this book."

????????? Wow. I am finding his sage advice through the ENTIRE book in relation to Tony's life experiences.

Another commented that this is an "astoundingly self-aggrandizing book with copious namedropping....." EXACTLY! I think this is the whole point of Tony's story. I didn't get the feeling that Tony was very pleased with himself towards the end and it was pretty obvious that the trappings of the world didn't do it for Tony afterall which Fr Joe had gently been trying to show and tell him all along.

Another wrote, "Those looking for a soul saving moment can save their money, there isn't one."

Well, as Father Joe might say, wouldn't soul saving possibly be a (life) PROCESS and not a one moment in life happening for all of us? I guess also I took the title figuratively.

"This book containes little about Father Joe and even less about spirituality." My only reply to this is did we read the SAME book? Again I wonder if the audio version possibly affected me differently than if I read the book with just my eyes.

One more and then I quit: "...I found the writer so unlikable that it was becoming painful to read." Again, this was kind of a 'duh' moment for me. He was totally unlikable! This is the point! God loves him (and each of us) anyway. Jesus did not just hang out with saints. In fact, wasn't he friends with sinners??? Had Tony been a beautifully spiritually together man, perhaps he wouldn't have had the relatioship with Fr Joe that he did.

You can see I absolutely am nuts over this book and am buying several copies ...for myself and for other kindred spirits out there.