Every Good and Perfect Gift, from Harmony Books, 2001
Every Good and Perfect Gift is set in a small town in North Carolina, a place that is comfortable with tradition, including the traditional image of God. On a sultry Sunday morning when ten-year-old Maggie Davidson swoons from the heat and sees God — and God is a woman — people are quick to ascribe her vision to the fantasies of an overheated girl. But when Maggie begins to demonstrate a gift of healing, people’s attitudes change.
This is a story of a family of three strong women — grandmother, mother, and daughter — who live by the laws of love, loss, and pride. It is also the story of a community of good people gone wrong and bad people who find good in themselves. It is a knowingly detailed account of a particular part of America — and of the wide landscape of human hearts and souls.
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