This novel will encourage all who labor in the night, unsure of what the dawn may bring.
On his first Sunday as pastor in rural Virginia, newly-minted minister Eddie Campbell discovers his leading elder’s racial bigotry and determines that the transformation of Mr. Melon will be his major challenge at Pear Valley. Eddie’s more liberal views put him at serious odds with his elder, but over time he gains a tentative acceptance through his ministry in Melon family crises.
Along the way, Eddie and his wife, Myra, have their own family crises to weather, and Eddie discovers that, though Myra’s Blue Grass ethos is sometimes at odds with his own, she will steer him straight when his own commitments falter.
Bert Johnston writes from a Christian perspective for the entertainment of his readers. He preaches no sermons.Readers of Jan Karon’s novels will be among those who enjoy Parson Campbell’s Breakthrough.
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Published December 19, 2008
Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction.