Driven Afar Author:Betty Swinford Jeff Randall, flying enthusiast, attends Bible school because it is his mother's final request. Though he is a Christian, his heart is not in his studies, and there is no personal commitment to a life of Christian service. Too vividly he remembers his youthful years in the fever-ridden jungles of the Philippines - conditions that claimed his mot... more »her's life.
Shortly before graduation Jeff meets stunning, starry-eyed Lorraine, and a beautiful romance follows. He is caught between the allurements of love, Lorraine's dedication to God, and the rebellion of his own heart against God. Jeff rejects the Lord's way and signs up with Commercial Airlines as a pilot. Lorraine starts for Africa and leaves him with two reminders of what might have been - a peculiar pebble and a dull ache in his heart.
Immediately Jeff sets out with his happy-go-lucky co-pilot, Tony Cameron, in a cargo plane, the world before them. But strange lands pall after a time, and self-seeking brings little lasting satisfaction. Tony, anxious for peace of mind and afraid of eternity, turns to Jeff for answers. Jeff still resists, until there comes a sudden, shattering crisis - a sickening terrifying, tragic crash.
Fast-moving, vivid, dynamic, romantic - such is Driven Afar. God's patience and love are limitless and His judgments are sure. Driven afar by self-will, Jeff provides a challenge to other tortured, rebellious souls. Lorraine's declaration: "He is either Lord of all, or He is not Lord at all" should strike deep into many hearts. Exciting plot, unusual climax, stimulating story.« less