Man Who Walked on Water
A trip to Appalachia to investigate a religious ",miracle", becomes a transformational spiritual journey for one unsuspecting Londoner in this modern tale that touches on the mysterious questions in our livesa poignant, wry novel infused with the humor and warm skepticism of Nick Hornbys How to Be Good.Dumped, depressed, and bored with his dead-end job, Londoner John Mallory decides to shake up his life. He accepts his journalist brothers offer to help him on a documentary film investigating a pastor in rural Tennessee who claims he can walk on water. Locals are convinced its the Lords work. John and his brother, Steve, have their doubts, and hope the film will answer the question: Is it a true miracleor a giant hoax?When John arrives in Appalachia, he discovers a few unexpected surprises, including a charming hotel receptionist who catches his eye and the charismatic, deeply religious pastor who coyly dodges the fact-focused investigation. The deeper John becomes immersed in this charming bucolic community that is so different from the harried, cold London he knows, the further conflicted he becomes. At a spiritual crossroads, John must decide what he wants: to force a decent man to prove his faith and return to an empty urban lifeor to explore the possibilities this new world of mystery, warmth, and faith-focused life holds?Jacob Beavers beautiful and witty novel challenges the assumptions and certainties of a logic-driven, mainstream urban culture, offering an inviting alternative perspective that is open to mystery and new beginnings.
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