Against the grain - it's how Douglas Maggia had always lived. It was the way he played hockey, leading his college team from the bottom of the standings to a conference championship. The way he shook up his traditional family by marrying out of his race. And the way he spurned a career on Wall Street in order to spend more time with his wife and daughter. Now at age forty, Doug is in the face-off of his life. His marriage is on thin ice, his friends have all skated past him on the road to success, and his days of athletic glory are as faded as his old varsity jersey. So when someone comes along who says she can make him feel young again, Doug has a choice to make - is this his last shot on goal, or a power play that will destroy his team? LIGHTING THE LAMP is the story of a man searching for someone to believe in him, who discovers that what he needs most is to believe in Him DAVID FINZ is a servant of God, husband, father, brother, uncle, attorney, insurance professional, songwriter and author. This is his debut novel. His first book, Adoption: A Father's Journey of Faith, was published by Infinity Press in 2006.