By Charles H. Featherstone,Audrey L. S. West
A blond-haired, blue-eyed Lutheran guy is approached at the streets of Chicago by means of participants of the Latin Kings so he could educate them tips on how to pray, and he does so with grace--this man's tale, one suspects, isn't really going to be a customary one.
Life has now not been effortless for Charles Featherstone. From being bullied by means of friends and academics at school, to his refusing to turn into a bully himself by way of leaving the armed companies, to wandering the area looking for paintings and discovering unforeseen hospitality as an intruder approximately far and wide, to witnessing the Sept. 11 assaults from his within reach place of work, Featherstone's tale is a story of survival reminiscent of Jacob's wrestling the angel on the River Jabbok. it may possibly go away the reader limping a section, too, for the come upon with God present in those pages is stark and startling. really God's love understands no bounds and can't be captured through labels--but as Featherstone's lifestyles attests, that love simply may perhaps seize you.
"Charles Featherstone may have grew to become to blowing issues up. as an alternative we get this little eruption of grace. i locate his voice hauntingly appealing. probably it takes a modern day 'holy idiot' to profess to listen to the voice of God. Others will too via this clever paintings of testimony."
--Jason Byassee, writer of Discerning the Body
"I learn the unedited galley at the flight to Boston this morning. It began stable, and it saved convalescing, and eventually i could not think how solid this factor was once. i am not kidding while I say this: Charles Featherstone has written an American non secular vintage. i have not learn a publication like this--one that is so ragged, uncooked, and genuine. i could not placed it down, other than that one time, while the surprise of popularity was once so nice that I needed to set the publication apart and imagine deeply approximately what I had simply read."
--Rod Dreher, writer of The Little approach of Ruthie Leming
Charles H. Featherstone is a former newspaper and twine carrier reporter, a singer and songwriter, and a graduate of the Lutheran college of Theology at Chicago. he's at the moment looking a decision to pastor a church.