Does God know everything already--the fall of every sparrow, the breakup of every family? Does God know the sin of every once-devoted soul? Kail Lambert believed so once. In this novel of theology and family drama, Kail and his family reason and wrestle for their souls, trying to determine what measure of life is fated, and what is truly free.
Jacob Dennison believes that every good thing in life comes at a cost. His wife Pam's miscarriage confirms that. Never mind that his boss at Food World has outrageous demands; that his father, a shady oil field equipment salesman, wants to make him a man in his own image. Never mind that his new friend Dwayne, a cunning drug dealer and occultist, wants nothing less than his discipleship. Jacob is willing to push beyond their expectations. His greatest struggle will prove to be his saving grace: he can follow only one voice—the one that speaks within him and drives him to the brink of ruin and ultimately a higher price than even he had imagined.
"Calling and Election"
Published in volume 9/10 of Irreantum, "Calling and Election" is the 1st place winner of the 2007 Irreantum fiction contest. Irreantum editor Angela Hallstrom calls the story "insightful and strange and beautiful and complex and challenging--and utterly Mormon." Hallstrom says, "It’s also a piece that is likely to stir up a variety of interpretations and opinions."