In the best tradition of southern novels comes the story of a quirky yet lovable 300-pound auctioneer who leads a pack of misfits on a grace-full revival where salvation is on the auction block for the lowest bidder. A modern-day rendering of the Parable of the Pharisee and the Sinner.
The small north Georgia town of Medlyn is home to the high-brow Presbyterian Wentworth College and the fundamentalist Mt. Sinai Bible Institute. Sandwiched between them is the Town and Country Auction run by bigger-than-life auctioneer Jujubee Forthright. When Jujubee learns that both the Wentworth faculty and the Mt. Sinai congregation are going on retreat to the same island off the Georgia coast, he decides that the lowest bidders (as the world reckons them—the poor in fund and spirit, the lonely and downhearted), deserve a retreat, too. This leads to a “movement” which gains momentum as it approaches the coast, culminating in an auction like no other.
Fans of Jan Karon’s Mitford Series will appreciate this work. Perfect for book clubs and small group studies.
Much anticipated second novel from Scott Philip Stewart, whose first novel, The Healing of Ryne O’Casey (FaithWalk, 2004) won high critical acclaim.
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 the author of The Healing of Ryne O’Casey (FaithWalk, 2004).