Peter Leavells award-winning debut novel is a touching and inspiring tale of surprising heroism amid the horrors of the Civil War. Tad, a slave boy of exceptional hidden gifts, comes of age just as the Civil War erupts in coastal South Carolina. An unlikely deliverer, the young mans hopes remain buried under a crushing weight of abuse and degradation until an extraordinary event thrusts him and 10,000 fellow slaves into an uncharted wilderness of freedom and danger. Based on true events, Gideons Call immerses listeners in the slave culture of the antebellum South and propels you on a dramatic journey of hope, discovery, faith, and triumph. It is the story of a remarkable young man who, in the face of unimaginable obstacles, overcomes shame and prejudice to emerge a champion of thousands.
Peter Leavell graduated from Boise State with a degree in history in 2007. He is the winner of the 2011 Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guilds Operation First Novel contest. He and his family live in Boise, Idaho.
"In this sweeping saga of one of the most stirring times in our nations history, Peter Leavell brings alive the stories of unsung American heroes that should never be forgotten. Gideons Call is exactly the kind of historical novel I love."
Donna Fletcher Crow, author of Glastonbury, A Novel of The Holy Grail
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