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Romey's Place: A Novel [Paperback]

By James Calvin Schaap (Author)
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Pages   400
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 30, 2007
Publisher   Baker Publishing Group
ISBN  0800732383  
EAN  9780800732387  

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"What's it like having an old man who's a saint?" The question came from the depths of Romey Guttner's troubled soul. It was as honest as the hot sun that beat down on him and his best friend, Lowell, as they picked beans that unforgettable summer in the late fifties. They were just boys, one the son of the town's pillar of faith and one the neglected child of a man whose anger spilled onto everyone in his path. Despite their disparate upbringings, Romey and Lowell were like brothers, inseparable in their pursuit of adventure. But events were brewing that would force them to confront the reality of their differences for the first time. With perceptiveness and style, James Calvin Schaap renders a coming-of-age tale about friendship, fathers and sons, and, most of all, the grace that saves us from the darkest places.

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James Calvin Schaap currently resides in Sioux Center, in the state of Iowa. James Calvin Schaap was born in 1948.

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Excellent work by a strong new fiction voice  Jul 23, 2002
I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this book. Schaap has given us one of the finer reads in inspirational fiction. In terms of quality, voice, style, and most of all, story, this novel stands leagues above many others that have garnered far more attention and plaudits in the "Christian fiction" category. In addition, his own Christian worldview shines through without hitting his readers over the head with the more common tactic of "sermonizing." It's too bad this novel hasn't received the recognition it so obviously deserves.

I applaud the book and look forward to the author's next work.

Romey's Place ..... or was it?  Jan 1, 2000
This book made me wonder if Schaap was secretly writing about me and my childhood friend. Same type of small town. Same type of fathers and families and churches. Same type of childhood experiences and thoughts in many ways.

But moreover, it was thought provoking in the way it looked at how we grew up, learned the things we learned about life and our "faith" and so much about the influences our parents have on our lives long beyond when we move out and start our own lives. It hit home on how other people in our life change the way we are and will be and that we indeed have that ability to change others also.

Deeply moving and takes a whole new approach on the whole concept of Christ's gift of GRACE. How we learn it, receive it and dispense it.

Well done and worth reading....maybe twice. Great for a discussion group!


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