"Danny Gospel is as compelling and engrossing a read as I have had lately...."
Phyllis Tickle, author, The Book of Hours
Sing a Song of Hope and Love with Danny Gospel
As a boy he performed concerts singing old-time hymns with his family and got so famous he's still known around Iowa as Danny Gospel. But since then, things haven't worked out quite the way he planned. And now Danny prays for just one thing: a normal, happy life.
What he gets instead is a kiss.
He wakes one morning to a perfectly lovely woman dressed in white who leans down, kisses him on the lips...and then disappears. The next moment, Danny finds himself launched into a quest to find this woman he's sure is his true love. He is an everyday hero on anything but an everyday journey--dreaming impossible dreams and, no matter how much he must suffer, pursuing romance and heavenly glory.
Funny, poignant, and revelatory, this elegiac and luminous debut by David Athey introduces a character you won't soon forget. A man who seeks God's leading at every crossroads and believes that sometimes paradise is as close as an Iowa cornfield
"A dream-like and mystical narrative that takes us inside the mind and life of a Christian who has sought to seize the Kingdom in the midst of sorrows...."
Dr. Ralph C. Wood, author, Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted South