2011 ECPA Christian Book Award winner for fiction!Billy Allman is a hillbilly genius. People in Dogwood, West Virginia, say he was born with a second helping of brains and a gift for playing the mandolin but was cut short on social skills. Though he’d gladly give you the shirt off his back, they... show more
2011 ECPA Christian Book Award winner for fiction!Billy Allman is a hillbilly genius. People in Dogwood, West Virginia, say he was born with a second helping of brains and a gift for playing the mandolin but was cut short on social skills. Though he’d gladly give you the shirt off his back, they were right. Billy longs to use his life as an ode to God, a lyrical, beautiful bluegrass song played with a finely tuned heart. So with spare parts from a lifetime of collecting, he builds a radio station in his own home. People in town laugh. But Billy carries a brutal secret that keeps him from significance and purpose. Things always seem to go wrong for him. However small his life seems, from a different perspective Billy’s song reaches far beyond the hills and hollers he calls home. Malachi is an angel sent to observe Billy. Though it is not his dream assignment, Malachi follows the man and begins to see the bigger picture of how each painful step Billy takes is a note added to a beautiful symphony that will forever change the lives of those who hear it.
Publish date: September 21st 2010
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Pages no: 385
Edition language: English
I have often heard the comment that a book changed someone's life. I cannot say I have ever had that experience, but I can say that this book changed my view of life.This is a beautifully written book about a boy that grows up in the West Virginia coal country. His dad dies in a flood when he is you...
I picked this up as a Kindle freebie, and I wouldn't have picked it up otherwise, which would have been a shame. I'm a Christian, but I don't read a lot of Christian fiction these days. This book was great because while it had a strong Christian message, I didn't feel like I was getting spoon-fed a ...
WOW! This book took my on an emotional roller-coaster ride that left me feeling breathless and totally satisfied. I found myself at times laughing, crying, and scared out of my wits. This is far from your average Christian fiction book, and has left a definite impression on me. An impression that I ...