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Conversion Story Shared in Compelling Fashion Mar 27, 2006
Effigies in Ashes shares the compelling conversion story of writer Bill Casey. Seemingly adrift after a series of spiritually alienating experiences, Casey seeks out the advice and counsel of a priest with whom he was formerly acquainted. Casey shares with him his writings, two short novels which were actually inspired by events in author Dagney's own life.
Those who have found themselves questioning faith topics will be truly inspired by the dialogue in Effigies in Ashes. Hard questions are answered. Difficult issues are faced. Author Dagney does not shy away from them, but rather charges at them head on, blending faith teachings into Casey's own journey toward spiritual wholeness, attained through a heartfelt confession and the power of prayer.
I would recommend Effigies in Ashes to anyone who is in the process of examining their own faith and asking questions, or to those interested in literature with a deeply spiritual bent. My only concern with the book is that there is a great deal of technical jargon in certain areas of the book. It does lend an air of reality to the settings where it is employed, but may be difficult for some readers.
I agree with Dagney's decision to share his own stories through the fiction genre, rather than as a spiritual memoir. Bill Casey's story is both fascinating and inspiring.