The Gauntlet Author:James Street The Gauntlet is the story of a young minister who at last found the true faith. London Wingo chose a career in the ministry the way he might have chosen law, medicine, or business, and it was not until much later, when faced with the choice between uprightness and success, that his faith became evident. — London is a student at a theological semi... more »nary, struggling to reconcile his desires for learning with his financial worries. He applies fo a church in Linden, Missouri, and, accepted by the deacons there, feels that he has found security for his famly. He does not realize that in return for tis security the peope Linden expect him to conform to their practices and ideas.
The struggles of London and his wife Kathie, to keep both their church and their spiritual integrity, rise to a powerful climax in Kathie's serious illness. London realizes he must choose between Linden and the people who had made Kathie's life there unhappy and a rich metropolitan parish he might escape to a happier and more profitable life.« less