However, Darvin Lewis quickly drew me into the life of Robbie Myles, Jr., his friends and family and his loves so deeply that when the inevitable preaching began I was too hooked to be overly annoyed by it. I do have to put this in the class of Gospel Lit, because of the sermonizing and themes of redemption (via Jesus) throughout, but these, too, were well overcome by the author's skillful prose and character development.
This book could be useful to deeply religious people dealing with the gay issue, though I'm not satisfied they come to the proper conclusion - as I'm not entirely sure if the pastor in the story came to the right one himself. Some loose ends and questionable outcomes are not a bad thing though, because sometimes our own personal reflections on an issue are what really matters in the end. All in all, this is a most skillful and thought provoking read. I highly recommend it, and eagerly look forward to the next project from this author. ~~
Check me out live on the Writer's Panel, with, among others, Nathan James and James Earl Hardy! It's one of the numerous events scheduled for this year's FIBO. It's gonna be the hottest year yet!! It's not just about the beautiful bodies, sand and sun. Okay, it kinda is but its so much more ....
CHERRY GROVE, FIRE ISLAND, NY