The story line is a bit different. Pretty good story but a bit far-fetched in the way the daughter is treated. The father is a real ego maniac living in the past. His wife is too quiet, she should have spoken up long before everything erupts. It was hard to tell at the end what really happened to change everything.
Pastor Adam Wells, former child evangelist and possible next Billie Graham, instead, pulled in to his new church with a sad secret, a damaged daughter and unhappy wife. Each church he accepted became smaller than the previous ones. He longed to do something important, and the burning of the nativity in the public square promised him his chance. But can he withstand Senator Cutter's desire to annihilate his family with the old secret?
The reader wants the best for the charactersâ€”though Anne, Adam's daughter, dares us to like her as she does everyone in the town of Leonard.
Tim, raised by his wise grandparents, tries to give her friendship. In so doing, he brings along his dangerous friend, Kyle, who feels rejected by Tim's new bond with Anne.
This highly readable book delivers constant action. Hints of the family tragedy pepper the story, but readers must wait to know what brought them to this place. Read it only if you have time because you will find your dishes waiting while you push on to the end.
I didn't know until I finished the review that this will be a movie. I'd go if I didn't know the end. Christians can go without fear of wishing they hadn't.