Friends! I ‘m delighted to share Dr. Kelly Flanagan‘s powerful new novel with you! A pitch-perfect page-turner of a story, The Unhiding of Elijah Campbell is not only beautifully written, but nails truths our hearts long to hear.
Think Tuesdays with Morrie meets The Shack as Flanagan’s Elijah collides with his past and both dismantles and reconstructs his inner and outer lives. Authentic, heart-rending, absorbing, and wise, this book hits the bulls-eye of psychological and spiritual relevance. I closed the cover with new clarity, new conviction and, I hope, new capability to forgive and love.
Congratulations, Kelly. You have a winner here, packed with God’s love, truth, and grace, and told with humor, courage and a beautiful voice, I trust it will change lives wherever the Lord lands it.
Here’s the gist:
Elijah Campbell is on the verge of losing his writing career, his faith, and his marriage when a recurring childhood nightmare drives him back to his hometown, Bradford’s Ferry. There, his encounters with loved ones both past and present shed light on the reason his wife left him―and the meaning of his nightmare. However, beyond the light he begins to glimpse something even more terrifying―a decision he must make either to continue hiding the secrets of his past or unhide the only thing that can save his marriage: himself.
In psychologist Kelly Flanagan’s non-fiction works (Loveable, True Companions), he drew from clinical insight to explore the spiritual depths of identity and relationships. Now, in this debut novel, he weaves a page-turning and plot-twisting tale that brings new life to those insights, along with fresh revelations about personal growth, spiritual transformation, and the dynamics of interpersonal relationships.
This visit to Bradford’s Ferry will linger long after the final page has been turned, and a guide for group discussion invites further conversation about the story’s themes of healing, grace, faith, forgiveness, and freedom.
WIN A COPY of The Unhiding of Elijah Campell! Enter this week’s drawing HERE or in the contact link above. I’ll send the winner to your email in my short weekly letter next Saturday, and you’ll automatically be entered in future giveaways. I’d love to drop your name in the hat.
“The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
—1 Samuel 16:7
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(Stonehenge Memorial, Maryhill, WA, Sept 22)
And for you new subscribers, a few throwbacks . . .
“I tell you,” He answered, “if they remain silent, the very stones will cry out.”
Good morning, Gorgeous.
“Greet one another with a holy kiss.”
—2 Corinthians 13:12
Fifteen months ago, Sugar Birds launched—& entered its awards season. There’s one left: The Christy.
Learned this week that Sugar Birds is a FINALIST in debut fiction. So grateful to God and a truckload of friends who helped and encouraged in countless ways.
Thanks for stopping by, friends. So glad you’re here.
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