Books: Go with God

BE NOT ANGRY (237 pp.)—William Michelfelder—Atheneum ($4).

Since a priest is also a man, his human appetites are apt to get in the way of his vocation. Graham Greene used this simple fact of religious life with searing effect in The Power and the Glory. In his second novel, Author William Michelfelder, onetime reporter on the New York World-Telegram and Sun, cannot stand comparison with his master, but he tries to outdo him in compassion. Greene's whisky-drinking, fornicating priest in revolution-torn Mexico could only try to make amends by persisting in God's work at the risk of his life. Father Bowles,...

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