Redemption, Drawing Near by Michael Jasper
Series: The Wannoshay Cycle.
Approx. 13,800 words.
Published on May 4, 2011.
"There were armed soldiers in Father Joshua’s church again." An aging priest in the near future becomes one of the first humans allowed to interact with the alien Wannoshay -- creatures whose ships have crash-landed on the Great Plains of America and Canada. Father Joshua finds his faith tested as well as his own beliefs about humanity. Part of The Wannoshay Cycle (also an ebook).