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Overview Wesley Bright, a corrupt, media-savvy clergyman, is out to destroy the Christian church of the God who was never there during his childhood. The novel travels through the past-- from 33 AD to the 1950s and present day--as Wesley tries to prove that truth is relative.
Publishers Description From AD 33, to the 1950s, to 2005, Walk Back the Cat tells the intricate, page-turning story of Wesley Bright. A corrupt, mediasavvy clergyman, he's out to destroy the Christian church of the God who was never there during his childhood. Like a cat retracing its steps to return home, the reader must go back to discover the root causes of Wesley's actions. Connecting the vast time shifts are mysterious characters and elements surrounding the Shroud of Turin, the burial cloth of Jesus. And although Wesley thrives on proving that truth is relative, what will soon transpire is brilliantly absolute.
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Studio: B&H Fiction
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 0805443444 ISBN13 9780805443448
Availability 0 units.
More About Pamela Binnings Ewen
Pamela Binnings Ewen practiced law for twenty-five years before following in the authorial footsteps of relatives such as James Lee Burke ("The Tin Roof Blowdown") and Andre Dubus III ("The House of Sand and Fog"). "Dancing on Glass "is her third novel. Ewen lives in Mandeville, Louisiana.
Pamela Binnings Ewen currently resides in Houston, in the state of Texas. Pamela Binnings Ewen was born in 1944.
Reviews - What do customers think about Walk Back the Cat: A Novel?
Walk Back Fundamential Questions... Nov 25, 2006
Walk Back the Cat had been sitting at my bedside for a few months by the time I picked it up to read it. Finally I put aside my non-fiction, drawn as much as anything by my curiosity about the books name. Then - I could not put it down, reading it at every free moment. With an interesting and penetrating style along with great character development the story unfolded. It carried me into the terrain of the fundamental question... Is this life all there is? While the vehicle is fiction, the reader's opportunity to work through this question for himself or herself is very real. I thoroughly enjoyed this read!
Christian fiction at its best! Jun 19, 2006
Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for Reader Views (6/06)
In writing, "Walk Back The Car", Pamela Binnings Ewen has asked readers to examine their faith. There is a popular song that asks the question, "who held the hammer." This book asks the question, who betrayed Jesus. She does this with an entertaining style, in a fast paced action and suspense drama .
The phrase "Walk Back The Cat" was not familiar to me. The definition used by the author was, "Just walk back the cat. You know...if you want to get to the root of a thing and really understand what's happening...trace events all the way back to the first one, the thing that started it all. Ever watch a cat find its way home?" One event leads to another; perhaps consequence is a better way of describing it. What I do today will have consequences in the future.
At first it appears that three individual stories are taking place, one having nothing to do with the other. Actually, the stories are intertwined. A child looking deep into the eyes of Jesus as a frightened Apostle stands close by, terrified that he will be seen. A child sees his brother dropped from a tall building, growing up only to live with the guilt of what he witnessed. The Archbishop of a quickly growing church, leading his flock away from Christian morals and down the road to New Age beliefs, "it's all about me". How could three such different stories be related? Ms Ewen finds the perfect way to weave them together in doing so she leads the reader to a better understanding of oneself.
It's hard to read this book and not get involved. I found my face wet with tears as I read the last few chapters, days later I still find the characters fresh in my mind. This book has twists that aid in building the suspense. The characters were more than mere words, they seem to come alive on the pages; I felt that I knew them personally. My favorite character was Hanna with her indigo eyes. If only we all were so ready to listen and serve. I'm glad I read this book. Already I have recommended it to several friends, telling them it was a "must read" for this summer. Pamela Ewan is a gifted writer and I look forward to reading more of her work. This is Christian fiction at its best.