A Door in the Ocean

A Memoir
Author(s): David McGlynn
Original Publish Date: Jun 08, 2012
Product Number: EB00650255
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781619020894
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
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"A stunningly heartfelt journey of one young man coming to terms with family and faith through loss, tragedy, and hardship." —James Brown, author of The Los Angeles Diaries and This River In 1991, after his closest friend and teammate on the high school swimming team is murdered, David McGlynn finds himself vulnerable, rootless, and searching for answers. Living in a neighborhood north of Houston, Texas, he is drawn into the eccentric and often radical world of evangelical Christianity—a journey that leads him to a proselytizing campus fellowship in Southern California, on a mission to Australia, and to Salt Lake City, where a second swimming–related tragedy leaves him doubting his faith. In his post–evangelical life, David is exiled from his parents, plunged into financial chaos, and caught off–guard by the prospect of fatherhood as he begins to rebuild a new life on his own path. The memoir's concluding chapter, which appeared in The Best American Sports Writing 2009, celebrates the author's love for swimming, the setting for many of his life's momentous occasions and the enduring metaphor for his faith. A Door in the Ocean charts one young man's struggles with faith as he searches for meaning amid life's painful uncertainties.

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