The Scratch by Melissa F. McClain and Rev Barney
A Christian Action Thriller Novel

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Jimmy Nealy’s dream seemed far out of reach now. He had trained since he was a boy to someday become the youngest Billiards 8-Ball World Champion. His obstacles started with the 4 years spent behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Now he was free, but was it too late to compete? After all he hadn’t been near a pool table in a long while. He realized that he was bound to be rusty. He did not realize all the unexpected obstacles that awaited him out in the free world. Would he allow these obstacles to stand in the way of his dream becoming reality? God had a calling on his life, which he was also unaware of. Would he surrender to the Lord and give Him the glory for any victory he might enjoy? Or would he resist and seek worldly fame and fortune?

This Christian novel was written as an exhortation to bring those seeking a better way closer to the Lord. It combines action adventure and romance with a soft spiritual encouragement for the lost or those just looking for a good read. Don’t be surprised if you read it more than once. Readers of all walks of life will enjoy this reading.

About Melissa F. McClain and Rev Barney

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Devotion to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; birthed from a lifetime of trials and errors has brought the authors to this place of love and gratitude for all the blessings they've received into their lives from God. Their desire to share the love that can only be found through a personal relationship with Christ has inspired the writing of "THE SCRATCH", along with other works. In an effort to share Christ's love and encouragement with others that may be struggling with their belief in "The Only True God", Melissa's and Barney's purpose is for God to use their writing gifts to "Bless your socks off" and bring you closer to Christ in the process. The authors of "THE SCRATCH," had you in mind while writing the novel. This is the second work of fiction the pair has created together, all glory to God. It is our prayer that you personally come to know the blessings of our Lord. No matter whom you are or what you have done, the Lord wants a relationship with you, and our ministry is here to gently help you to achieve your salvation. We would love to hear from you; contact us at or email us at or
Published August 31, 2010 by Authorhouse. 235 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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