Inspired by the American Family Studios feature film Summer Snow.
Written by AFA Journal staff member, Joy Lucius, the reader gets a closer, more in-depth look at the Benson Family, specifically Hallie.
Along with her dad and her two older siblings, Hallie begins a painful search for healing and stability in the midst of the deep and aching loss of her beloved mother Susan. It won’t be an easy quest; that’s why Susan left a trail of clues for Hallie to follow in her journey toward peace and restoration, a trail filled with Hallie’s favorite flower, the dandelion. But the trail of dandelions did not begin at Hallie Benson’s front door. In fact, that trail of summer snow started long ago, thousands of miles away in Nicaragua. In this portion of her story, Hallie finds herself at the beginning of that trail, walking in the footsteps of a family of missionaries serving in Central America. And along the way, Hallie, as well as her readers, discovers that big miracles often begin with childlike faith as tiny as a dandelion seed.
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.
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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.