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The Rising Storm
Rich and Nancy have much in common: they both have a deep faith, they are neighbors in the beautiful and vast Colorado mountains, and they both know they will never be friends. Despite their commonalties, Rich is gay, and Nancy does not accept homosexuality. One night, a ferocious blizzard and a terrible car accident bring them together. Stranded alone, with the storm ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 12th 2007 by Authorhouse
(first published February 1st 2007)
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Not only was this book a real page-turner, it was a biting commentary on both faith and sexuality. It addresses how the two seem to conflict until we look beneath labels and stereotypes and see that, beneath it all, we are all people with hopes, dreams, love and desires - and frankly, aren't really all that dissimilar. In The Rising Storm, Seifert not only masterfully recreates the beautiful Colorado scenery, he also illustrates characters that could represent people that we all know in our own ...more
This book is interesting mostly for what it tells us about the author. There is no subtlety in this book, and many pages are spent with two characters having a somewhat intellectual or abstract argument about their religious beliefs as they pertain to sexual orientation, and to a much lesser extent, gender roles -- all the while in dire, life threatening circumstances when credibility would demand that humanity and actions and dialogue would focus on survival rather than sin and attitudes toward ...more