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The Silent Pulpit by Donald Allen Kirch
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Jun 03, 2011

it was amazing

A priest gives himself to God, marrying the church and devoting himself to the word of the lord, but in Donald Allen Kirch’s novella, “The Silent Pulpit” we are forced to contemplate the cost of such devotion. Author Donald Allen Kirch, who so masterfully created Still Waters, Manchester House, The Christ Project and The Misadentures of Ka-Ron the Knight brings readers “The Silent Pulpit: A Novella” with the same unbelievable detail, horror and historical fact that make each of his novels absolutely brilliant.

Father Donovan enters his new parish hoping to turn around a lost and forgotten church. He confronts the decrepit church with hope, although his gut tells him otherwise. Each day brings another mystery and soon the unexplainable becomes just too much. Father Donovan is faced with a world of horror, which turns everything he believes in into complete and utter terror.

Donald Allen Kirch is an expert at his craft. His historical knowledge and ability to create outstanding prose, with detail that takes you” to the place, to the person and to the circumstance”, in truly unmatched. In "The Silent Pulpit" readers are given a shortened version of the greatness of his work, in the form of a novella rather than a full -length novel. Read this story and I promise you’ll find yourself purchasing the rest of the Donald Allen Kirch library.
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