The novel is a story about two friends in love with the same woman. One is accused of murdering the other at a social function and the trial which follows. The setting is small town America in the late ''40s and early ''50s. It reveals an impartial look at the personalities behind the screen in the small, southern town of Cotton City, Mississippi; their values and vices — each one’s reputations in the light of day and their real character human weaknesses in the shadows of night. The novel also tells the story of the town-drunk wife abuser, an alcoholic businessman, the highly successful county-lawyer, a porn-addicted contractor, a beloved alcoholic town doctor, a city mayor and county sheriff—whose politics come before policing — and a much loved country preacher.
Dan Mackenzie is chief of police for the little town of Madison, and he’s thinking of moving to the big city to get a fresh start. When he meets Vicki Jo Gradishar, the daughter of a good friend, he begins thinking he might change his mind.
But when a man mysteriously disappears, Dan and VJ find themselves drawn into a mystery that tests their faith and becomes a life-or-death struggle.
Suddenly an Indian legend involving a battle fought more than a hundred years ago, pitting the Hohani, a local tribe, against a race of demons, is becoming more fact than fiction. Now it seems something has returned – and the government is following the trail.
The ensuing clash threatens to engulf Madison and destroy everyone in it.
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Gospel Assurance and Warnings - Recovering the Gospel Series
It should come as no surprise that misunderstandings about the gospel message and the nature of true conversion result in a problem with genuine assurance of salvation. A pseudo-gospel of easy believism has led many into careless presumption, and a poor understanding of salvation has abandoned tender consciences to near spiritual despair. In Gospel Assurance and Warnings, Paul Washer shines the light of gospel hope as he cautions against the dangers of making an empty profession of faith and carefully explains from Scripture the basis for establishing and maintaining a sound assurance of faith.
Hard Truths: A One-Month Devotional for Those Unwilling to Turn Away
Our dramatically secular culture promotes popular preachers and soft approaches to moral absolutes. As a result, many professing Christians run dramatically toward the Jesus who fills us with bread in the form of money, cars, or our best life now. But at the very moment Jesus presents Himself as the Bread, we turn away, refusing to be satisfied with anything less than what our flesh can feel.
What if we meditated on the sobering truths of God's Word instead of the pervasive feel-good musings that delight our flesh? What if, in so doing, we returned to following the God who created us rather than the god we've created?
"We've watched for decades as the culture has shifted away from moral absolutes. Many Christians in their attempt to push back against pervasive relativism have grown weary. We must not grow weary. Now is the time for the Church to double-down on what we believe and now more than ever, we must stand on the hard truths found in the Word of God. Meeke understands the call of this hour and responds daily on the front lines of the culture war. The fight is far from over. As you read Hard Truths, you will be challenged, encouraged, and recharged for battle."
Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association