Written in the first person, this sparkling story traces a young man's physical and spiritual journey through the harsh realities of a dubious college career, crippled marriage and bankrupt lifestyle.
Meet Jane, the looming nemesis of a wife who constantly keeps poverty knocking at the door with her credit-card addiction and compulsive lifestyle. The problem is compounded by her husband's inability to adapt to the political regimen of life in a theological seminary and his constant struggle to make ends meet.
Whether conducting a funeral service, taking part in field trips or simply trying to accommodate archaic classroom concepts, the author takes his hero through the curriculum with an authority and candor that can only be the result of meticulous research and firsthand experience. Add to this a hatred of hypocrisy and a smoldering rage at the modern-day pharisaic and one has a free-for-all that has rarely been this honestly described.
Hard-hitting and leaving little to the imagination, the author has some surprising revelations for all those interested in what goes on behind a ministerial public front. For Heaven's Sake encompasses hilarious scenes both in and out of the pulpit, and is a compelling read.
After obtaining a degree in Theology, John Allen pastored a church, teaching subjects as diverse as textual interpretation, end-times theology and public speaking. He has published a number of helpful manuals, a commentary on Revelation and two novels.>/p>