Because of a debilitating illness, Dr.Brian O’Hare [B.A., ADCE(Hons.), M.A., Ph.D] took early retirement in 1998 from his post as Assistant Director of a large Regional College in Newry in Northern Ireland. It transpired that he had an irreversible liver disease (a childhood affliction) that required a liver transplant. Married with three children and ten grandchildren, he now enjoys full health, plays golf, and writes from time to time.
He is author of several academic works as well as two memoirs, and five award-winning fiction novels, including the Inspector Sheehan Mystery Series. Look for the first four award-winning books in the Sheehan series, The Doom Murders,The 11.05 Murders, The Coven Murders, and The Dark Web Murders, available from a variety of distributors.
Also by Brian O’Hare:
The Miracle Ship– award winning religious non-fiction.
Fallen Men – award winning contemporary fiction.
A Spiritual Odyssey– a spiritual/medical memoir.
Interviews with Brian O’Hare:
Get his books on Apple i-Tunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/brian-ohare/id730354149?mt=11
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The Miracle Ship
YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT YOU’RE READING BUT EVERY WORD IS TRUE!!
Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe in demonic possession? Do you believe in exorcism?
A little girl with irreparable brain damage was pronounced dead by two hospital specialists. Today she is a healthy teenager. A teenage boy whose spine was crushed by a lorry was diagnosed as permanently paralysed. He now plays football with his friends. A curse that brought death over five generations has been lifted. People tormented by demons have been set free. How were such miracles wrought? What do they have in common? They have John Gillespie in common.
Who is he? How has he been gifted with such extraordinary power? The Miracle Ship tells John’s story. But it does so much more than that. Yes, the book essentially focuses on miracles. Yes, it contains many extraordinary stories of healing and deliverance. Yes, it focuses strongly on the spiritual warfare that so many Christians are engaged in without any awareness of its dangers. But the book goes to the very heart of what is needed to find healing and deliverance. It tells of the obstacles and difficulties that get in the way of true healing prayer. It reveals the many pitfalls that lie in wait in seemingly innocent healing practices. It spells out in detail the serious dangers that underpin many apparently beneficial New Age therapies. And it offers many examples of the kinds of prayers and life-styles that can bring healing to the body and to the mind. It can even turn around lives that are falling apart (and this has already been several times communicated to the author or John Gillespie by people who have already read this book on Kindle.) This is a book that should be read by all Christians. John’s message is profoundly insightful and, if it is uncompromising, it is laced with faith, forgiveness and truth. Many who have already read the book have described it as ‘life-changing.’ This true account of his life, of the miracles and deliverances that follow his prayers, will amaze you. Millions of people love to hear and read about miracles. Sr. Briege McKenna’s book Miracles Do Happen has sold all over the world in its millions. If you read and liked Miracles Do Happen, you’ll love The Miracle Ship .
A young priest’s life spirals out of control when long-submerged memories of childhood abuse begin to surface. He seeks solace in a friendship with a beautiful seventeen-year-old-choir girl but this leads to a frenzied love affair that ends in disaster. Fallen Men touches on some dark themes but it is ultimately a novel of redemption.
Murder of a Chinese Girl
Chen Li, a student from Shenzhen University in China, wins a dream scholarship to Queen’s University in Belfast. Cleverly groomed by a young, handsome lecturer, she finds herself trapped in a high-end escort service that caters for wealthy and prominent personnel. Unable to endure the increasingly prurient demands of the clientele she is forced to entertain, she flees from her apartment and tries to hide in cheap lodgings on the outskirts of the city. She is easily located by agents of The Shadow, a dark, mysterious personage who owns the Escort Service. Determined to make an example of the runaway, The Shadow brutally murders her and casually informs the police of the body’s whereabouts. Detective Inspector Williams is tasked with bringing the murderer to justice. His track record isn’t good. Will he succeed this time?
Why isn’t Brian O’Hare better known in the crime-writing world? This man is extremely talented. [Joseph Sousa, Crime Writer.]
Head and shoulders above most mystery authors who are published today, Brian O’Hare deserves much wider recognition. [C. B. Todd, Amazon Reviewer]
Mystery writing of the highest quality by an author who deservers very wide recognition. [Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewer.]
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An autobiographical novel by Brian O’Hare
A Spiritual Odyssey
The compelling story of a dramatic physical degeneration and a spiritual awakening. The author is given a year to live but has to wait ten agonising months for the liver transplant that might save his life. During this time, he finds himself questioning the nature of his life as he struggles to understand his growing spirituality.
“Some of the medical descriptions chill the blood but the religious explorations are heart-warming.” [David McLaurin, The Tablet]“Intelligent and sensitive…very moving…gives a graphic account of suffering and anguish.” [Anthony Redmond, The Irish Catholic]“What distinguishes this book from other spiritual works is the clarity of the prose and the honesty of the author.” [Professor Art Cosgrove, Vice-Chancellor, University College , Dublin]