After his wife dies, Wesley Aames sheds his blue-chip job working for an engineering company and goes back to school to study theology. Three years later, he becomes the new minister of the New Covenant Church in Asheville, North Carolina.
The church is bedeviled by financial problems, out of touch with modern technology, and vexed by a lack of purpose and confidence. In addition, the congregation remains divided over Aames’ selection as the new pastor, because many are concerned his lack of experience will hinder his leadership.
About the first book in the series, “A Good Boy“:
Andre deftly paints a portrait of spiritual crisis, and the ways in which moral judgment vitiates the call for merciful forgiveness. At its best, the story is…a philosophically meditative anatomy of the pursuit of holiness amid pain.