When facing the impossible, will you believe?
Storm clouds gather over a small Michigan town. As thunder shakes the sky, the lights inside St. Thomas Church flicker . . . and then go out.
All is black until a thick bolt of lightning slices the sky, striking the churchâs large wooden crossâleaving it ablaze and splintered in two.
When the storm endsâthe search for answers begins.
James Lindy, the churchâs blind minister, wonders how his small congregation can repair the cross and keep their faith in the midst of adversity. And he hears the words âonly believe.â
Macey Lewis, the townâs brilliant young oncologist, is drawn to Alex, a young boy whoâs recently been diagnosed with an aggressive leukemia. She puts her hope in modern medicineâyet is challenged to âonly believe.â
And Alexâs single mom, who has given everything she can to her boy, is pleading with God to know the reason this is happening . . . to save her son. But she only hears silence and wonders how she can possibly âonly believe.â
The Reason is a milestone debut novel, opening with a thunderbolt and never letting up as it introduces us to everyday characters who are wrestling with the questions: Where is God when bad things happen? And does God ignore the prayers of the faithful? The answer each character receives will astound readers while offering an unforgettable call to hope, to change, to . . . only believe.
âThis is a skillfully written first novel with the narrative voice, knack for dialogue, and plot movement of a veteran author.â âPublishers Weekly
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