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Overview From the fertile mind of author Scott Philip Stewart author of "The Calling of Jujubee Forthright" (FaithWalk 2006). The Healing of Ryne O'Casey takes place in fictional Tynbee, Tennessee, a town in Appalachia that fortune forgot. Unforgettable, however, are the people who live on the hillsides and in the hollers of Tynbee: Esther and Olie O'Casey, good humored and hardworking--beloved of each other but bereft of a child until God finally answers their prayers with son Ryne. Palsied old Doc Reardon, who delivered all three of them, who, just a few years later, must deliver the news that Ryne is dying. Young pastor McKee, who has lost his way and now finds himself the "stop-gap" preacher at the Historic First Church - the last place on earth he would choose to be. Now add in some faithful friends and some feckless ones, Olie's wayward brother Heyward, a mean old man named Luther, the contentious congregation of Historic First Church, and a larger-than-life TV faith healer named Sister Stryker, and you have a host of characters, rendered whole with both humor and love, who will take up residence in your heart for long after you've finished reading their story. Join winsome and wise Ryne O'Casey and his unlikely entourage as they search for a miracle, and find one.
Publishers Description Heartwarming, character-driven novel about a boy who is terminally ill in body but not in spirit, who has faith and hope, and finds charity. An acclaimed work by an emerging author set in the fictional town of Tynbee, Tennessee, a town in Appalachia that fortune forgot. Mixes lovable and quirky characters with a compelling story.
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Studio: FaithWalk Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.12" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.95" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2004
Publisher FAITH WALK PUBLISHING #883
ISBN 1932902422 ISBN13 9781932902426
Availability 0 units.
More About Scott Philip Stewart
Scott Philip Stewart is founding director of CarePoint Support Group Ministry and a licensed counselor with degrees in religion, psychology and human development (Ph.D., University of Georgia). He is author of "The Healing of Ryne O'Casey." (FaithWalk Publishing, 2004)
Scott Philip Stewart currently resides in Atlanta.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Healing of Ryne O'Casey: A Novel?
I sure hope another book is on the way...more, please! Mar 18, 2005
What an amazing book! I fell in love with every single character in this book (and this book has some of the most well-developed, captivating characters I've "met" in a while!) Everything about this story was well done...I literally could not put it down. Esther in particular really came alive for me...I could see her, hear her, and truly feel for her very quickly. She made me laugh out loud, cheer out loud (terrific scene where she charges into a parade and beats up an unrighteous man), and cry my heart out. As a truly avid reader (2-4 books/week for 30+ years and church librarian), it is a rare book that I can say is simply PERFECT! I hope that the author will write another book and let us know how things progress in the life of Esther, Olie, Sister Styker, the pastor and his wife, Luther, and the entire church body in Tynbee. I'll be waiting... Very happy reader!
Humor, honesty, and hope Jan 1, 2005
are cleverly packaged in a novel that reveals intriguing yet believable characters. The author comforts his readers' hearts while they journey through Ryne's path to healing. Vivid depictions of universal struggles are interlaced with love, kindness, and innocence. When readers finish the journey, they have learned more than Ryne's story. They have learned how a child can lead them to a place of forgiveness, humility, and growth. Easy to read, easy to love, but not easy to forget.
What a book! Jan 1, 2005
I can't imagine who wouldn't enjoy this book. Appears that everyone who reads it takes something important from the story. I loved the characters and loved the story line. It leaves you wanting more of the lives of the folks of small town Tynbee. Can't wait for another book from this author.
What a wonderful book! Nov 16, 2004
I wasn't too familiar with this author's other work, so I didn't really know what to expect when I started this book. What a wonderful surprise! Scott Philip Stewart weaves together a heartwarming (and sometimes heartbreaking) story filled with characters with whom you can relate...and empathize. Everyone knows couples who have tried every imaginable way to conceive a child - IVF, etc. - and the exhiliration associated with finally having one. This book draws you in with just such a couple, living in unfortunate circumstances, and keeps you pulling for them through a series of twists and turns. You have a front row seat as you witness the power of love, hate, raw bigotry, redemption, and high-minded idealism. Ryne will tug at your heartstrings, and you'll think about him long after you put this book down.
Sensitive and comprehensive look at bias. Nov 4, 2004
The author explores religious concepts, prejudice, hatred, love, compassion, and relationships all so well in this easy-to-read novel. Real life issues to ponder with well-developed and fun to know characters. You'll be glad you read this one.