Joshua The Age of Miracles
TONY DUFFY is a retired sales manager having been in sales and marketing all his working life. this first novel about two years ago as a hobby. It slowly grew into an obsession and it is at last completed. The fire and interest has not gone as he is already writing the sequel. His hobbies have been sailing, photography, motor sport and combat shooting. More
A story of repentance, redemption and forgiveness.
The little town of Jagerspoort in the Western Free State is experiencing its worst drought in living memory. The farmers in the area were a tight knit group, always supporting each other, except one, Peter Wepner. He had more than enough water but would not share. He was buying up the local farms who were struggling, for a pittance. The area was in trouble.
The dominee prays for help and soon a stranger arrives in town. He knows everybody in town’s name and all about them. He starts to move amongst the local folk and wonderful miracles begin to happen. He touches the lives of seven major members of the community. This ends with the biggest miracle of all. With the exception of one man, nobody knows who he is, where he comes from and where he went to.
The elements of the story are humour, Christian love, despair and renewal. The language used is reflective of a typical South African farming community with an English and Afrikaans mix.
The story centres around the local tearoom, the pub, the Church and a couple of the farms in the area. There are many oblique Bible references that will keep one guessing.
It all ends with the salvation of the entire town.
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