Copyright © 2017
by David Oliver Kueker
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This is a work of fiction. The character of “David Logan” is based on the author; authorities quoted as research are genuine. All other characters, names, places or incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.
All Character names were generated with a random name creation website. They are alphabetical so that it is easy to tell which church they are a part of – see the Cast page. While all characters are fictitious, all characters are archetypes of church people, so if the writing is done well the characters should remind you of all kinds of persons living or dead.
No animals were harmed in the making of this novel. Except to the author for lack of sleep and overstimulation by caffeine.
Unless otherwise noted, scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The photo of Vandalia Luster Chapel is by David Kueker. Other photos and illustrations, unless noted, are from the author or from ChurchArt.com, a subscription service.