Church of Golf: A Novel About Second Chances

Church of Golf: A Novel About Second Chances

by Spencer Stephens


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990843702
Publisher: Saint Pete Press
Publication date: 10/25/2014
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Spencer Stephens is an author, golfer and attorney who lives in Rockville, Maryland and Belfast, Maine. Before law school, Spencer worked for several years as a daily newspaper reporter, first in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and later in his hometown of Annapolis, Maryland. He earned an English degree at East Carolina University and law degree at the Catholic University of America.

Spencer and his wife have two daughters. He is a devoted golfer, and on a good day, he can break ninety.

Church of Golf: A Novel About Second Chances is his debut book.

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Generic_Captain More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific and well-composed book. I was amazed to learn it was the author's first effort.  The book tells the story of a unique anti-hero, Donald Gibson. He is narcissistic, funny, eloquently profane, soft in the head and knows he needs redirection. Most of the book follows his development after he moves into a religious commune and discovers that the predominant religion is golf. Worship is done on the village golf course, considered sacred ground.  Through misadventures and stupidity, Donald is forced to reconsider himself. I can't say more without being a spoiler but the episodes during his first months in the village/commune had me laughing out loud and, at the same time, recognizing the significance of failing and trying again. Well written. Well paced. Characters and relationships well developed and well described.  I'll be thinking about this book for weeks to come.