As 78-year-old Mary sorts through "junk" in her garage, she finds a stack of old letters from her first love---a man she always presumed had died in Europe during World War II. But when she discovers her sweetheart is still alive, will a trip down "memory lane" lead to the romance of a lifetime? 288 pages, softcover from Nelson.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 288 Vendor: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8 X 5.19 (inches) ISBN: 0785269770 ISBN-13: 9780785269779 Availability: Available to ship on or about 01/02/14.
Seventy-eight-year-old Mary Oliver begins to clean out the garage after her husband's death. As she sorts through piles of junk with her daughter, she discovers a stack of old letters, neatly tied with a ribbon. The letters rekindle memories of her first love, the man she always presumed had died in Europe during World War II. As the story unfolds, Mary discovers that this man she loved so long ago is still alive. The narrative interweaves the present and the past, his story and hers, the saga of their separate families, and the gentle ways God has watched over them through the years. Be Not Afraid explores the quiet corners of the human heart while telling tales of courage and sacrifice. Can love survive after such a long separation?
Author of twenty-six published books, Robert L. Wise, Ph.D., also writes for numerous magazines and journals, including Christianity Today, Leadership, and The Christian Herald. He is a bishop in the communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches. He collaborated on the national bestselling Millennium series, which includes The Third Millennium, The Fourth Millennium, and Beyond the Millennium, and is the author of Be Not Afraid and Spiritual Abundance.
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