I went to an inservice on Friday, one done by Teri Lesesne from SHSU. I've seen her a million times and always get spectacular ideas. Last year she talked about R. A. Nelson's new title, The Days of Little Texas. I've had the book on my bedside for two ages, but after she talked about it again on Friday, I decided to go ahead an give it a try. The cover is okay. His other covers are better - more interesting. Maybe that's why I stalled?
This book is part spiritual journey, part love story, part ghost story...and all good.
Little Texas is a child prodigy in the preaching circuits. He travels around with Certain Certain, Sugar Tom, and Wanda Joy preaching in the "tabernacle"...a tent that they set up every time they find somewhere new. But Little Texas is starting to find that his gift is abandoning him and with that, new questions arise.
When he is asked to heal a girl one evening, he is afraid. He doesn't think he can do it, she is so sick. He gives it a try and her parents take her away after the "miracle". From then on, he sees her in places that he shouldn't...but is it really her? or his imagination? or something else entirely?
Filled with hilarious sayings and Biblical banter, R.A. Nelson does a great job of drawing in the reader and keeping you hooked until the very last line.