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By Bodie Thoene, Brock Thoene

Whilst a nativity reveal on public estate is torched by means of a former US Senator, the media highlight falls at the forgotten small city of Leonard, Texas, and the hot pastor of its merely church---Adam Wells. Emboldened through the chance of best his tiny congregation in a nationally-televised, first modification debate that he considers to be a 'fight for the center and soul of the US, ' Pastor Wells determines to not enable whatever or a person, together with his spouse and his rebellious sixteen-year outdated daughter, stand in his manner. but if an outdated highschool buddy unexpectedly indicates up of their small city and a prior key is published, Pastor Wells' constitutional campaign collides with a fair larger fight---the struggle for the center and soul of his marriage, his daughter, and, even his personal lifestyles. during this modern day tale of betrayal, forgiveness, and eventually redemption, Adam Wells discovers, for the 1st time, the which means of the tale he's been preaching all his life...and his determined daughter knows what particularly is past the farthest celebrity. Award-winning authors, Bodie and Brock Thoene, have written an emotional and real drama in line with a screenplay by means of Andrew Librizzi and now a massive movie.

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Desdemona was standing between two air manifolds shaped like giant tubas. At midships Lefty slouched in a brace of bachelors. In the last three hours they hadn’t seen each other. That morning, they’d had coffee together in a café near the harbor after which, like professional spies, they’d picked up their separate suitcases—Desdemona keeping her silkworm box—and had departed in different directions. My grandmother was carrying falsified documents. Her passport, which the Greek government had granted under the condition that she leave the country immediately, bore her mother’s maiden name, Aristos, instead of Stephanides.

Listen to me. Death is not the end. This is what I’ve discovered. We remain, we persist. The dead see that I’m one of them. They’re all around me. You can’t see them, but they’re here. Mothers with children, old women—everyone’s here. ” Outside, the famous harbor was full of ships. Merchant vessels were tied up to a long quay alongside barges and wooden caiques. Farther out, the Allied warships lay at anchor. The sight of them, for the Greek and Armenian citizens of Smyrna (and the thousands and thousands of Greek refugees), was reassuring, and whenever a rumor circulated—yesterday an Armenian newspaper had claimed that the Allies, eager to make amends for their support of the Greek invasion, were planning to hand the city over to the victorious Turks—the citizens looked out at the French destroyers and British battleships, still on hand to protect European commercial interests in Smyrna, and their fears were calmed.

Some were alive, calling out. A searchlight revealed a boy halfway up the anchor chain of a battleship. Sailors dumped oil on him and he slipped back into the water. On the deck of the Jean Bart, the three new French citizens looked back at the burning city, ablaze from end to end. The fire would continue for the next three days, the flames visible for fifty miles. At sea, sailors would mistake the rising smoke for a gigantic mountain range. In the country they were heading for, America, the burning of Smyrna made the front pages for a day or two, before being bumped off by the Hall-Mills murder case (the body of Hall, a Protestant minister, had been found with that of Miss Mills, an attractive choir member) and the opening of the World Series.

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