Behind SECOND BLESSING

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“We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.”

Jonathan Swift

THE FREE DICTIONARY defines Second Blessing as “Sanctification of a Christian believer, considered as a gift of the Holy Spirit given after conversion and sometimes thought of as rendering the believer incapable of committing sin.”

The Second Blessing doctrine is a part of Methodism linked to John Wesley.

That’s the foundation of my book, except with artistic license like switching to Baptist. Mildred Stanford Hayes, the stereotypical Southern lady, is a hardcore Baptist. There’s a secret in the past to shake that belief.)

The book opens with revival. Mildred knows it will be a disaster. Francis Paul Day, an ex-junkie, is the speaker. She snorts. “If matters aren’t horrible enough, that heathen has the same christened name as my beloved son!” The night ends with open Communion with “that heathen” assisting.  Mildred takes Communion first and chokes on the Host.

Which begins her road to recovery.

SECOND BLESSING is available here.

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About John Northcutt Young

I write. Remember making-up stories from spelling words in the fifth grade. A journalism degree followed. Thanks for looking.
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