Davis McGowan could not have anticipated how his career would isolate him in his private life. After ordination, he finds himself an alien in a world of human need. This fictional account of a young pastor's rise and fall is based on the secret reality faced by the ordinary people who have sensed a "call" to one of the helping professions. Never quite accepted as a local,Davis McGowan could not have anticipated how his career would isolate him in his private life. After ordination, he finds himself an alien in a world of human need. This fictional account of a young pastor's rise and fall is based on the secret reality faced by the ordinary people who have sensed a "call" to one of the helping professions. Never quite accepted as a local, he navigates the path of conscience through the pitfalls of personal loneliness. McGowan's Call is a collection of short stories and a novella that chronicles Davis' path from the river town of Hatteras, Ohio to the suburbs of Dayton. This work of fiction provides a rare insight to pastoral ministry outside the scandals that regularly make headlines. It is an honest expose of the real crisis that afflicts those who live in the public eye. Rob Smith is the author of two novels including Night Voices. Ann Joslin of A Sandusky Bay Journal describes Night Voices as "an exciting novel of adventure." In McGowan's Call, this talented writer explores the inner landscape of those who find themselves inserted in the personal crises of others. Rob Smith's short stories have appeared nationally in Writer's Journal and other literary magazines. In 2006, he received the Robert Frost Poetry Award for his poem Catbird. He currently resides on Ohio's north coast and sails the waters of Lake Erie on a sloop that he and his wife are restoring."...
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McGowan's Call Reviews
Reverend Davis McGowan isn't some hell-fire and brimstone spewing, pulpit pounding, holier-than-thou, televangelist-wannabe schmuck, but a kind hearted, wise, gentle shepherd who lovingly tends to his flock, as a man of God should. He accepts all, judges none, and makes no claims to be perfect.In my eyes, he is the Christian ideal that we should all aspire to be.This book took me on an emotional roller coaster ride - I laughed, I cried,and at the end ... I Wanted More!Looking forward to starting the next book in the series soon.
I have received/won this book through the goodreads give away. McGowan's Call is written by Rob Smith. It is a collection of Short stories that wrap around a novella. This story is has warmth and wisdom. A very nice read. It leave you to feel as if there will be other books in this series. I will be waiting to read them as well. I would recommend this book to others it was very enjoyable and thought provoking. Very good read.
WITH WARMTH AND WISDOM“Brodie was severely bent over and walked like a miser scanning the ground for wayward pennies.”'McGowan's Call,' by Rob Smith, is a collection of compellingly and gently told, heartwarming and sometimes heart-wrenching stories of genuine human-interest appeal, replete with warmth and wisdom.Recommendation: An enjoyable and thought-provoking read.“Many people cling to the romantic notion that church doors should always be open to the needy or to some “fugitive soul” seeking sanctuary. The reality is that church buildings are subject to vandalism and staff members are seen as an easy mark by those with violent intentions.”Kindle edition
This is the first of several novels that feature Davis McGowan, a minister who sees much, but is often an outsider. This is considered a composite novel since it has several short stories wrapped around a novella. The stories themselves give brief glimpses and rare insight into a minister's life. Some of the stories are uplifting; some are downright sad, and the novella is suspenseful as Davis McGowan becomes an unwitting witness to the death of parishioner. Is it a murder or not, and will the prosecuting attorney go after Davis?
Several short stories wrapped around a novella...the stories interlock with the same main character, Davis McGowan! The book ends with the thought that there may be more McGowan to come. I have to say I like the man, Davis! I learned so much what goes on behind the scenes of a (caring) minister's life.