CHANCE LUNDGREN---On the same night he foils a vicious gang rape, Chance Lundgren’s life takes a U-Turn for God. He finds peace, new direction, and romance, while attending a small, Fundamentalist Bible College in rural Northern Michigan.
His first assignment is to be the Assistant Pastor of a small church congregation in University Park, Illinois.
He has no place to go but up.
Then his one misstep comes back to haunt him, rip his heart out, and destroy his entire life.
DEMI SANDOVAL---sweet, friendly, dark-haired, fire-eyed. Incredibly beautiful. Innocence violated.
JADE POE---thin, blond, athletic, smart and generous hearted. She found no contradiction at all between being a feminist and being a faithful Christian wife.
DEACON OLAF BROWN—rough-hewn, country-bred. Retired to a Chicago suburb, in order to spend his remaining days caring for God’s House. He just liked the Kid.
DEAN MARQUETTE---the Pharisee
PROFESSOR FLOYD URBAN---elderly, short, skinny, a perpetual twinkle in his eyes. He likes to recite poetry. His rule of life is to always do the kind thing.
REVEREND PAXTON STONE---He just wasn’t right.
BILL WYNN---He considered being the class clown to be a high and holy calling.
DALE MARATINDALE---Like Jesus, he was a carpenter. Like the ancient Prophet Hosea, he went down to the whorehouse and found himself a bride.
CRYSTAL---The Prodigal. The whore who learned that God knew her last name.
CINDY---A little child shall lead them.
CREW---If you needed bowl of shrimp, or if you needed man killed, he was always there to do you a favor.
Rose Pappas graduated from Miracle Valley Bible School in 1959.
A few years later she earned an A.A. from Chicago City Colleges, Daley Campus.
She has worked as a street preacher and a Sunday School teacher, and is ordained with the Miracle Revival Fellowship of Norman , Oklahoma.
She took her pen name from her great grand -parents, who emigrated from Sweden and settled in Northern Michigan the 1880’s.
She currently lives in Chicago with her grown daughter, and produces a Bible Study TV show, “Nightshift”, for the Cable Access Network. In 2006, she was a Republican candidate for the Illinois State Senate.