God, Gold, and the Floating Axe [NOOK Book]

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God, baseball, gold, the Northwest woods, murder.

A young playboy gossip columnist, soured on life, is pushed into a wilderness backpack trip to distance himself from shoddy work, a dysfunctional romance, gambling debts, and recreational drugs. He meets a backwoodsman who has mastered an unhittable baseball pitch. Quickly, the columnist sees the resurrection of his dream to ...
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God, Gold, and the Floating Axe

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Overview

God, baseball, gold, the Northwest woods, murder.

A young playboy gossip columnist, soured on life, is pushed into a wilderness backpack trip to distance himself from shoddy work, a dysfunctional romance, gambling debts, and recreational drugs. He meets a backwoodsman who has mastered an unhittable baseball pitch. Quickly, the columnist sees the resurrection of his dream to become a major league pitcher.

To learn the amazing pitch, the writer follows the woodsman to his wilderness cabin and grants him full mentorship. His first disappointment: the sine qua non to the mystery pitch is aligning himself with Truth (God) as he has never embraced it. His attitude: whatever it takes.

The writer dreams of fame. Weekdays he’s writing his newspaper columns and and tending his flagging romance; weekends he’s in the Idaho wilderness learning Truth and unusual pitching secrets. There, he discovers that his backwoods mentor not only owns the mystery pitch, he’s discovered a rich vein of gold. Dreams of sudden riches are added to those of baseball fame.

Colossal dreams don’t come cheap, and gold does funny things to a man. Before realizing it, the writer becomes the pivotal cog in a scheme offering to make his dreams come true faster than he imagined.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015217360
  • Publisher: Robert W. Ellis
  • Publication date: 7/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,054,540
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Robert W. Ellis is author of several books including The Mike Schmidt Hitting Study with Hall of Fame player Mike Schmidt. This is his fourth novel. Robert played briefly in the major leagues with the Milwaukee Brewers.
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  • Posted January 24, 2013

    This is an amusing ¿travel¿ adventure about a young newspaper co

    This is an amusing “travel” adventure about a young newspaper columnist in search of a way out of big trouble. His freewheeling lifestyle has cornered him and forced a soul-searching confrontation with his dreams of riches and baseball fame. The solution is literally in his grasp until temptation offers an easier way, and the confrontation turns life-and-death.

    Faith and spiritual issues underpin the ways out of his dilemma, aided by a bigger-than-life God-fearing woodsman. At first repulsed, the young columnist is forced to consider this man’s version of truth which centers on a biblical God.

    I especially likes the interesting contrast of big city life with vast Northwest forests. Plenty of diverse characters, and the main ones are well-developed.

    I enjoyed this book. I could identify with the main character and take on his problems and adventure. The plot is the book's high point, with periodic humor, and easy to read text.

    I recommend the book to anyone looking for adventure with a spiritual bent, particularly men.

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