Grace Ungiven: And the Innocents Left to Yearn

Grace Ungiven: And the Innocents Left to Yearn

by Jeff R. Kelland


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ISBN-13: 9781543432510
Publisher: Xlibris US
Publication date: 07/26/2017
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Jeff Kelland is a fifty-eight-year-old native of St. Johns, Newfoundland, where he lives, loves and creates alongside his wife Christina. A lifelong student of the human condition, with an insatiable interest in how and why things are as they are, he possesses a genuine concern for the welfare of people and society as a whole.
Jeff has a fierce passion for the written word, and though Grace Ungiven is his first novel of fiction, he is a talented, experienced writer of innumerable essays, magazine articles, newspaper editorials, poetry and prose, appearing in a variety of publications over the years. He holds a first-class honours BA in philosophy, an MSc in Community Health from the School of Medicine at Memorial University, and has published a ground-breaking thesis. He is also an accomplished public speaker for various provincial causes and Canadian conferences, and a veteran singer-songwriter and entertainer for over thirty years.

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Grace Ungiven and the Innocents Left to Yearn: A Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kelland’s book offers much in detail and setting of both past and present events; surprisingly, for both its characters and its readers, as the emotions of the characters lead us to consider our own lives. The Afterword to the novel states, in part, ‘it was primarily conceived and written as a vehicle for informal qualitative examination of the everyday realities of Catholic life; to shine an artistic light on the complicated, all-encompassing influence Catholicism has had, and continues to have, on the daily lives of its faithful…to achieve an intimate exploration of the personal lives and perspectives of Catholics from all walks of life.’ It is my view that the book accomplishes this and much, much more as, in dealing with the issues of the characters, we are drawn to look at what makes us tick; and the way each of Kelland’s characters deal with the issues are instruments of instruction for us all, be they good or bad. Along the way, Kelland spins a story that could be made into film, with much detail of personalities and surroundings. I highly recommend it. You, like me, will be surprised, as you will get more out of it than just a good read, and find it hard to put down once started! R. Winsor,