The Happy People Author:Sara Jenkins Steve Elliott's appointment to the new church in Kinsman brought him face — to face with a decision that not man, least of all a minister, can make — easily. His love for Claire, whom he had thought lost to him, and his — dedication to his work were to be tested to the utmost as circumstances so — conspired that he had to choose between them. — But e... more »ven while Steve searched desperately for the right solution to his
own dilemma, he became deeply involved in the needs and problems of those
about him--his lonely, widowed sister Elizabeth and her lively son Bobby;
overworked J. G. Kinsman, who ran the town but was failing his family;
lovely young Joel, who posed a question that pierced Steven's heart; wise
old Mrs. Phalen, who needed all the courage she could muster; and selfless
Lucy, whose sacrifice could not be measured. How then could Steve devote
himself to his own trouble when there were so many who turned to him for
help and guidance?
Pressed for a fateful decision, tormented by self-doubt, Steve anxiously
sought the answers he needed. It was through a remarkable chance
encounter--and a crisis which threatened disaster to the whole town--that
Steve at last found the path that would help him lead others to safety,
that promised fruitful years to come for himself and the wife who would be
by his side as he carried out his new, more firmly rooted vision.
(THIS IS BASICALLY A 1950's VERSION OF THE MITFORD BOOKS)« less