Jake - The Prodigal Son

Jake - The Prodigal Son

by Jake Winston

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Overview

A rebellious teenager, Jake Winston, must choose between remaining in an ugly, untenable family situation, or screwing up his courage to attempt to blackmail his vindictive father into sending him to the only viable option, a Catholic Seminary with an excellent scholastic program. He makes a decision, leaves his family and friends behind, and enters St. Edward Seminary to achieve his dream of becoming a world-class builder.

During their coming of age, he and his rebellious friend experience hilarious antics and adventures, soulful moments and pining for girls. They thumb their noses at authority and taunt the disciplinarian to catch them breaking the silly rules. Inexplicably, the religious life began to seduce Jake and his focus shifts to considering the priesthood.

When a beautiful, gifted girl enters his life and captures his heart, he becomes helplessly conflicted. When his prayers for guidance are seemingly met with silence, he storms out of the Seminary, leaving the life and his God behind. He’s determined to achieve his dreams on his own. Many years later, Jake seems to be on top of his game but, in his dark moments, he increasingly ponders the wisdom of having left his God behind. Then…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634923514
Publisher: BookLocker.com Inc
Publication date: 12/10/2017
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION ONE – I WANT TO BE A WORLD–CLASS BUILDER

QUEEN CITY HIGH

ISLAND BOUND

GALE WARNINGS

MAN OVERBOARD

JAKE, HELP!

I’M DONE WITH THIS - FRIDAY HARBOR

ROCHE HARBOR

THE PLAN

BATTLE OF WITS

TAPS

NOT SO FAST BUSTER, THE SCREENING COMMITTEE

THE FAREWELL TOUR

SECTION TWO – JAKE, THE SEMINARIAN

GREETINGS, MILESTONE ONE

SETTLING IN

THEY’RE DRAWING ME IN

SECOND YEAR MAN

SPECIAL FRIENDSHIPS

THE CHOSEN ONES

WE’RE JUST KIDS LIKE YOU

THE GATHERING

EASTER SERVICES

THE BELL TOWER

THE SUMMER OF ’56

SECTION THREE – THE BATTLE OF TWO WORLDS

THIRD YEAR MAN

JAKE’S SECRET

CHUBS NAILS THE CHOSEN ONES

ORDINATIONS AND FAREWELL

A SUMMER LOVE

PAY THE PIPER

NOW, WHAT?

SECTION FOUR – PHOTOS

SECTION FIVE – JAKE CHOOSES THE OUTSIDE WORLD

MAKE UP YOUR MIND JAKE

I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN

REDEMPTION

COLLEGE, MILESTONE TWO

CHUBS and CLOSURE

SVENSON CONSTRUCTION

CLUB TWENTY-ONE

TRADER VIC’S

I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO

KAISER ENGINEERS- MILESTONE THREE

SECTION SIX – GOD COMES KNOCKING ON JAKE’S DOOR

ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD

STARTING OVER

ST. ANTHONY VISITS ELIZABETH

THE HAPPIEST DAY OF HER LIFE

THE DAPPER LITTLE MAN

STAR OF THE SEA

HAWAII

IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE ONIONS

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS OVER

MAYBE, JUST MAYBE

GOD IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME

APPENDIX

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