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By Ralph Fletcher

Will the genuine Rowan Pohi please stand?
To dispel boredom whereas looking ahead to 10th grade to start, Bobby and his neighbors create an imaginary child named Rowan Pohi (that’s IHOP backwards) and observe to the distinguished Whitestone Prep in Rowan’s identify. whilst, strangely, Rowan’s software is authorised, Bobby rapidly reinvents himself as Rowan and embarks on an edgy lifetime of deception within the rarefied international of Whitestone. informed with Ralph Fletcher’s trademark mixture of humor and intensity, the tale of Rowan’s upward push and fall is a humorous, poignant, and suspenseful riff at the adolescent look for identity.


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On a more practical note, most churches are nonprofit operations facing chronically limited resources, and the need to pay the electric bill, fix the roof, and pay the pastor’s salary sometimes overwhelms everything else. Further, there’s “good-cause fatigue” among many church-goers, who are routinely hit up to support every humanitarian and spiritual endeavor under the sun, and after a while they simply start tuning out anything that strikes them as another sales pitch. As an additional factor, most Christian denominations have expended enormous resources in recent decades on building interfaith dialogues.

I’ve stood in the ruins of bombed churches in Nigeria and spoken with a Nigerian evangelical pastor named James Wuye who once led an armed Christian militia into pitched battles with Muslims, losing his right hand in the process, and who today partners with a Nigerian imam in promoting peace and reconciliation. I’ve sat in rectories in Eastern Europe listening to Christian clergy, both Orthodox and Catholic, describe their experiences in Soviet gulags. Several of these clergy still bore the physical scars of the experience, in the form of limps where their legs had been shattered, coughs from untreated diseases, and gnarled digits where the fingers on their hands used to administer blessings had been broken.

Aid to the Church in Need, a widely respected Catholic relief organization based in Germany, which also publishes occasional reviews of anti-Christian persecution, including detailed incident reports from a variety of different countries. • Fides, the Vatican’s missionary news agency, which publishes an annual report on Catholic pastoral workers killed around the world during the previous year, including bishops, priests, brothers, deacons, nuns, and laywomen and -men who worked professionally for the Catholic Church.

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