Beyond the Farthest Star by Bodie Thoene, Brock Thoene

By Bodie Thoene, Brock Thoene

While a nativity reveal on public estate is torched through a former US Senator, the media highlight falls at the forgotten small city of Leonard, Texas, and the recent pastor of its in basic terms church---Adam Wells. Emboldened via the possibility of prime his tiny congregation in a nationally-televised, first modification debate that he considers to be a 'fight for the guts and soul of the USA, ' Pastor Wells determines to not allow something or somebody, together with his spouse and his rebellious sixteen-year previous daughter, stand in his approach. but if an previous highschool buddy all of sudden exhibits up of their small city and a prior key is published, Pastor Wells' constitutional campaign collides with a fair higher fight---the struggle for the guts and soul of his marriage, his daughter, and, even his personal lifestyles. during this modern day tale of betrayal, forgiveness, and eventually redemption, Adam Wells discovers, for the 1st time, the that means of the tale he's been preaching all his life...and his determined daughter is aware what fairly is past the farthest celebrity. Award-winning authors, Bodie and Brock Thoene, have written an emotional and actual drama in response to a screenplay by means of Andrew Librizzi and now a massive movie.

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In the middle of the front row of seats he saw one of his Baltic aunts, wearing the pearls and the lace and the blonde wig she had worn at all the performances given by the great ham actor Khodotov, whom she had adored from afar before drifting into insanity. Next to her, shyly smiling, sleek dark head inclined, gentle brown gaze shining up at Pnin from under velvet eyebrows, sat a dead sweetheart of his, fanning herself with a programme. Murdered, forgotten, unrevenged, incorrupt, immortal, many old friends were scattered throughout the dim hall among more recent people, such as Miss Clyde, who had modestly regained a front seat.

The bus had just come. The engagement meant an extra fifty dollars. His hand flew to his right side. It was there, slava Bogu (thank God)! Very well! He would not wear his black suit--vot i vsyo (that's all). He would retrieve it on his way back. He had lost, dumped, shed many more valuable things in his day. Energetically, almost light-heartedly, Pnin boarded the bus. He had endured this new stage of his journey only for a few city blocks when an awful suspicion crossed his mind. Ever since he had been separated from his bag, the tip of his left forefinger had been alternating with the proximal edge of his right elbow in checking a precious presence in ru8 inside coat pocket.

Whatever eyes Liza Pnin, now Wind, had, they seemed to reveal their essence, their precious-stone water, only when you evoked them in thought, and then a blank, blind, moist aquamarine blaze shivered and stared as if a spatter of sun and sea had got between your own eyelids. Actually her eyes were of a light transparent blue with contrasting black lashes and bright pink canthus, and they slightly stretched up templeward, where a set of feline little lines fanned out from each. She had a sweep of dark brown hair above a lustrous forehead and a snow-and-rose complexion, and she used a very light red lipstick, and save for a certain thickness of ankle and wrist, there was hardly a flaw to her full-blown, animated, elemental, not particularly well-groomed beauty.

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