The Saint and the Sinner

The Saint and the Sinner

by Frank M. Civale Ph. D.


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The Saint and the Sinner by Frank M. Civale Ph. D.

The following story is about a young man, who is from a very influential family, in Los Angeles California. The family has been making wine for nearly 100 years. This young man after finishing college in Boston decides he would like to serve God. Being brought up in a very religious family, your Frank thinks that this is the only way he can be saved.

Frank enrolls in a seminary in Boston, against his fathers' wishes. His father Antonio Vallo wanted his son to take over family business.

In the seminary Frank learns a whole new way of life. In the seminary Frank learns to be humble. This is a real test for Frank for he always had everything he wanted. The test was getting to Frank, so enrolled in a self defense course, karate, which was of the many activates that was available. Frank wasn't a very big boy he was only 5' 10" tall and weighed about 165 lbs.

This was one of the sports that was in line with his thinking. He always thought that a healthy body, would produce a healthy mind, and with a healthy mind, he would be able to gain perfection like the Master, Jesus Christ.

In school Frank becomes most proficient in his academic studies and his newly found sport, Kung Fu. When the first semester is over Frank decided to take a bus ride home.

Frank is picked up at a bus station by a truck driver, who is a rough dude, who likes women, wine, and songs; not to mention a good fight once a day. On there trip forms Boston to California there are many stops along the way. Every stop is an experience for Frank, for he feels it is his calling to help the demoralized get back to the right way of living.

On the trip an unexpected thing happens, the young man get so involved in trying to help save souls, he almost looses his own. The wine woman and song get a hold of Frank for he enjoys this way of life. The driver of the truck, who at first appears like a lost soul, is greatly influenced by Franks constant preaching. Towards the end of the journey, the driver takes on all the characteristics of Frank and Frank seems to be taking on all of his bad habits.

But in the final days the young man does reenter the seminary. After his entire only goal was to gain perfection.


Mark Morgan

-Eccentric Millionaire lead expedition

May Morgan

-Divine Being


-Keeps journal, like Dr. Chester


-Finds artifact, likes Flo


-Helps in the journey, like Chris




-Dates Mike, takes all the pictures


-Dates Ray, Adventurious

Dr. Chester

-Teacher of Archeology

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781425984618
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 07/28/2007
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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