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God, Golf, and Growth   3 comments

I am not sure I would have chosen Corinthia Falls off the bookshelf on my own,
but I volunteered to judge a competition. Kim Hutson’s book is what I received in
the mail, along with a list of reading criteria. It was entered in the Fiction Category,
but that should’ve been amended to Christian Fiction. There’s nothing wrong with
that genre, I just think it warrants a heads up. Or maybe I should have paid more
attention to the photo of a church on the cover.

The book gets its name from the small town in Oklahoma where most of the story
takes place. The first two-thirds is narrated by 18-year-old Timber Oaks who has a
strong sense of faith, a group of best friends, loving parents, and an impressive golf
game. The town is full of the requisite eccentric characters, many of whom initially
don’t get along. An itinerant evangelist arrives to help the Corinthia Falls Church,
the townspeople, and Timber fully realize the presence of God in their lives.

The book’s final third begins 30 years after Timber’s narrative ends. Priscilla Luke,
a long-time journalist and, as it turns out, Oaks’ family friend takes over as narra-
tor. This change in voice is interesting. Pris brings the reader up to date on the
major changes many of the characters have experienced, and tells Timber’s story
from the outside looking in.

Some editing and grammar issues distract from what is otherwise a story strong on
faith with occasional lapses in believability.

Corinthia Falls

Three Bookmarks
Outskirts Press, 2011
404 pages

Sorry for the delay in posting, but the wildfire here in Colorado Springs was a major distraction this weekend. We still need some rain.

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Posted June 24, 2012 by bluepagespecial in Books, Reviews

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3 responses to “God, Golf, and Growth

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  1. I know what you mean about the fire, we arrived at DIA yesterday and it was hazy way south on 25. Not the usual clear view of the front range I expected. We could smell the smoke tonight when were going to dinner. Hope it rains while we are here. Cannot believe how hot it is here. Enjoyed this post.

  2. I have the next two days to explore anywhere I want and was thinking about trying to capture some shots of the fire damage in the Manitou Springs area. Any suggestions?

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