The Wrong Side of Eternity: A Present-Day Passion

The Wrong Side of Eternity: A Present-Day Passion

by Mary Mendenhall
The Wrong Side of Eternity: A Present-Day Passion

The Wrong Side of Eternity: A Present-Day Passion

by Mary Mendenhall


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In Uganda, Charity Ntambara and her uncle Geoffrey suffer indescribable horrors during the regime of Idi Amin, while half a world away, self-assured Irish-Mexican Stephen O'Connell escapes a small-town, checkered past to pursue education near San Francisco. There, fresh ideas-and people as diverse as brilliant anti-feminist Madeleine, the musical genius Bryce, and very earthy Julie Burns-pull his soul in opposing directions. 'By chance' he prevents the murder of a Ugandan refugee, catapulting him irrevocably into a world of need and danger.

Black-and-white thinking proves no help to Stephen upon encountering the blood-red reality of violence in East Africa some years later. He finds that he too has the capacity to harm others. When a case of mistaken identity nearly destroys his family, he must start afresh in a 'civilized' place where safety remains elusive. Friends and colleagues, as different as the four elements, all labor to make the world a better place. But in the end, who will succeed?

The Wrong Side of Eternity offers a deeply personal view of how people with very different perspectives respond to and deal with suffering. Comparable to The Poisonwood Bible and Th e Constant Gardener, Mary Mendenhall's sweeping passion narrative depicts grim reality without giving in to hopelessness and despair.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781649611109
Publisher: Author Reputation Press, LLC
Publication date: 01/25/2021
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Mary Mendenhall, a community health nurse, has also studied the social sciences, cross-cultural communications, and the performing arts. She did developmental mission work in Cyprus and Uganda, from 1989 through 2000. In addition to The Wrong Side of Eternity, Mendenhall is the author of Michael and the Ice Princess: A Mystical Romance, a tale of intrigue appreciated by Christians and agnostics alike. She is valued as a speaker from such diverse venues as church pulpits, spiritual retreats, and health education. She lives in Washington state and has three grown sons.
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