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This book is a collection of short stories depicting spiritual struggle within the contours of sobering and sometimes fatal situations. Some stories portray less serious and humorous situations, though with redemptive themes still intertwined. The characters and situations presented do not disappoint the reader's desire for pleasurable reading, though a sense of the fleeting world mixed with spiritual confrontation or confusion may give the reader pause before moving to the next story. For readers who like realistic religious fiction with plausible characters in trying circumstances, the book provides a variety of stories in the contest of wills between living for wrong things and the confrontations inevitable with a calling in Christ. While some stories within this book have this explicit context, others provide samples of the infinite battles that confront the believer living in a secular or distorted age.
About the Author:-
Dr. Larry D. Harwood is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA, and specializes in Philosophy of Religion, Asian Philosophy, History of Religion, and Religion and Aesthetics. In addition to fictional writing, he has published articles on Nietzsche, Bertrand Russell, C. S. Lewis, Confucianism, postmodernism, the problem of evil, and the meaning of life. His book entitled Denuded Devotion to Christ : The Ascetic Piety of Protestant True Religion in the Reformation is scheduled for publication by Wipf and Stock in 2013, and he is currently at work on a book on Bertrand Russell and religion. In the spring term of 2008 he was an American Fulbright Scholar at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where he taught in the Program in Theory of Literature. In 2004 he made the first of several trips to Asia and has returned on three occasions bringing in tow almost forty students.