The Testament of Gideon Mack

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Penguin, Feb 26, 2008 - Fiction - 386 pages
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A critical success on both sides of the Atlantic, this darkly imaginative novel from Scottish author James Robertson takes a tantalizing trip into the spiritual by way of a haunting paranormal mystery. When Reverend Gideon Mack, a good minister despite his atheism, tumbles into a deep ravine called the Black Jaws, he is presumed dead. Three days later, however, he emerges bruised but alive-and insistent that his rescuer was Satan himself. Against the background of an incredulous world, Mack's disturbing odyssey and the tortuous life that led to it create a mesmerizing meditation on faith, mortality, and the power of the unknown.

 

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Like most of his fictional predecessors in the pastorate, Gideon Mack struggles mightily to reconcile faith and doubt. Although well liked in his little Scottish village, Gideon, himself the son of a ... Read full review

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A reasonably easy read, but I had to read the Prologue again to find out the end of the story! Quite a good plot but why are God and the Devil such enemies? There seems very little difference between them!

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
25
Section 3
27
Section 4
29
Section 5
34
Section 6
39
Section 7
53
Section 8
91
Section 15
175
Section 16
188
Section 17
195
Section 18
201
Section 19
210
Section 20
224
Section 21
256
Section 22
311

Section 9
104
Section 10
122
Section 11
126
Section 12
145
Section 13
157
Section 14
164
Section 23
326
Section 24
330
Section 25
341
Section 26
344
Section 27
361
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About the author (2008)

James Robertson is the author of two previous novels published in the U.K., The Fanatic and Joseph Knight. The latter was awarded the two major Scottish literary awards-the Saltire Book of the Year and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year.

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