"Wonderful...Clyde Edgerton tells us another of his lovely tall tales."LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEWListre, North Carolina, is jumping. The Sears twins, Ted and Ned, who run a Baptist college, have opened Nutrition House for overweight Christians. Meanwhile their Project Promise is busy matching the educationally disadvantaged with wayward youth who want to share their talents. Enter Wesley Benfield, a prime candidate for Project Promise, with a special place in his heart for Baptist songwriting, preaching, and a wide, iron-pumping girl over at the Nutrition House. The Lord only knows where Wesley will go from here....
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About the Author
Clyde Edgerton is the author of eight novels, five of which have been New York Times Notables. He is a professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and performs with his band, Rank Strangers. Author Web site—www.clydeedgerton.com.
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I read this book in one night; it was so funny I could not put it down. I must admit I made quite a commotion reading it. I found myself literally laughing out loud about once every 2 minutes. Yes, I am a Christian, but I also have a sense of humor about how over-the-top people can go 'in the name of God'. This book gently mocks, but does so in a lighthearted way. It's a quick, highly entertaining read and I greatly recommend it.