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Love and Loss in a Culture Seduced by Legalism and Secularism

It’s the late 1960s and Robert Macon heads off to a small Christian college. Eager and hopeful, it’s there that he expects to find friendship, love, and God. He couldn’t have been more wrong. Instead, he meets a merciless, strict set of rules and forces that seem set against him. Excluded, confused, and longing f
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Paperback, 212 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Destinée Media (first published September 6th 2011)
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Tina Weiss
May 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Being raised in the secular European culture, pale tides gave me some insight about Christian colleges in the states. It made me understand why so many turned away from these legalistic views some of them teach about the belief in god, which seemed to be one of being perfect and holy and obedient to the rules rather than embracing gods love and grace in our lives. No wonder, the main character is full of guilty thoughts that he can never live up to these standards, and then turns away to the hip ...more
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I've been asked why I wrote Pale Tides, which is a deviation from my action driven novels. Pale Tides is more literary in nature and covers the story of a young man struggling between religious fundamentalism and free love.

To answer the question, I have a strong interest in cultures and world-views, and believe that the 1960's represented a tremendous paradigm shift in the western world. California was on the cutting edge of this shift and I felt it would provide an ideal setting for a novel. In
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Cass Tell is the pen name of an author of suspense action/thriller novels. The plots of his novels often contain underlying thought-provoking themes of love, culture, religion and worldview.

His adrenalin-driven stories contain bait-and-hook plots filled with intrigue and emotional resonance. The main characters in his books tend to be somewhat broken souls struggling against insurmountable forces.
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“Like many people the young man was caught between conflicting cultures, diametrically opposed to each other, and through this he had to navigate. I carry suspicions about him.” 1 likes
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