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Publisher's Summary

How did a New York-born, Jewish, former-atheist novelist and screenwriter - a winner of multiple Edgar Awards, whose books became films with Clint Eastwood and Michael Douglas - find himself at the age of 50 being baptized and confessing Jesus as Lord? That's a tale worth telling.
From his childhood outside New York City through his years as college-dropout wanderer and on to his growing success as a writer, Andrew Klavan consumed stories. From novels and plays to movies and the Bible, literature helped him interpret the world and understand his place in it. Dropping out of college to wander the country as an itinerant journalist, he met the woman who became his wife - and tales of marriage have been central to his writing ever since.
Wrestling with severe depression that took him to the brink of suicide, his readings of Hamlet and even Freud became crucial life-giving supports. And lying in bed reading Patrick O'Brien's seafaring tales, he found the courage to say a prayer - "thank you" - that overturned his life and led, inevitably, to his baptism in New York City a few days after his father's memorial service. The stories of Western literature led Andrew Klavan to Jesus. This is Klavan's story of that journey.
©2016 Andrew Klavan (P)2016 Thomas Nelson Publishers
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By Jason Hague on 09-30-16

Profound and Beautiful

Have you listened to any of Andrew Klavan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the second Klavan book I've listened to. His performance was outstanding both times.

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I feel as if I've just taken a long walk with Andrew Klavan. He told me a profound story full of depth and wisdom, pain and joy. I'm sad that this book is over. It's one of the most satisfying memoirs I've ever read.

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By Aunt Minnie on 09-29-16

Wow!

this is the best book I've read all year. it has Joy, sadness, drama, and most importantly truth. It is Well written and well-read. I will be listening to this one over and over again.

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By Anonymous on 06-26-17

Beautiful

Exceptional read. It may be the best memoir I've ever read. The book has had a profound impact on me, as someone who is not only agnostic, but young. If you are unsure about your faith, looking for life guidance, or are just interested in good reading - this is the book for you. I cannot recommend it enough

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bruna on 02-16-18

Open and yours and your ears

Wouldn't be this great if would be another voice. It is like he just sat down with us and told the story of his life. God bless you and your family.

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By Anonymous User on 07-12-18

A thing of beauty

In this beautifully written memoir Andrew bares his soul for all to see and provides a sense of perspective on life which is truly moving and imbued with his characteristic wit. The joy of my joy indeed!

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By Anonymous User on 05-20-18

A great book by one of the best in the business

I've been a fan of Andrew Klavan for a few years now, and have procrastinated getting this book without any good reason - what a mistake. Truly an excellent work. It will appeal to almost anyone interested in a deep conversation.

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