Ex-library with usual markings plus rfep torn out. Spine slanted, corners bumped some edge wear. Jacket enclosed in protective wraps, taped to boards, shows some edge wear/chipping, some soiling/darkening. Text block clean and unmarked.
"A powerful novel about the legacy of an influential and charismatic American television preacher; a novel that lays bare the high-stakes, high-profit big business of saving souls.
"The place: Meadows Center, on the outskirts of a sleepy Southern town; a jealously guarded but ever-expanding all-new complex of offices, residences, schools, shops, temples of worship - the home and headquarters of the fundamentalist sect known as the Eternal Church of the Believer; where armies of believers staffing state-of-the-art computers solicit and process the thousands and thousands of dollars that pour in daily from their fellow faithful; a mecca for those who have proved their faith; an arena where a drama of tragic human weakness is being enacted.
"The players: the Reverend John Tinker Meadows, faced with increasing, and undeniable, evidence of his own spiritual bankruptcy as he assumes his father's mantle as spiritual leader of the Church . . . the Reverend Sister Mary Margaret Meadows, blind to the significance (and sinfulness) of her own gluttony . . . Finn Efflander, whose most important duty is to make indistinguishable - to the IRS and to the Church members - the line between the clerical and the corporate .. . .
"Unfolding though these lives is a tale of extortion and intrigue, of sexual exploitation and moral ambiguity, of murder and redemption, of the tainted reality that exists behind the facade of moral rectitude and holiness that the leaders of the Eternal Church present to the world. "; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall