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The Call

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Satire and the supernatural blend together in this humorous but disturbing account of divinity school and the people who are drawn to answering the call to ministry.

The story is conveyed in the first person through the eyes of Ishmael O'Donnell, an observant young man who wrestes with familial dysfunction, possession by the spirit of his long-dead twin brother, and a quest
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Paperback, 196 pages
Published (first published November 15th 2011)
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Sharon Martin
Jan 17, 2012 Sharon Martin rated it it was amazing

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A riveting and enthralling book which captures the imagination and beliefs of the reader, as the character Ishmeal O'Donnell takes on his journey through the ministry.

Having an army officer for a father, his formative years are spent moving around thus making it difficult for Ishmael to find out where he really belongs. Another major influence in his life is the fact that his twin brother died young and Ishmael believes he has entered his spirit and soul and lives on within him. His f
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Laurie
Jan 14, 2013 Laurie rated it liked it
The author does a decent job of weaving an interesting tale. Most of the characters are fairly well developed, though there are so many of them I found myself pausing to remember just who was being referred to. The story reminds one that priests and pastors are people too .. human and imperfect, though we hold them to such higher standards.

I found the early storyline confusing and not entirely plausible. The first section deals with the main character, Ishmael’s childhood. He was a stout nonbeli
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