Gideon's Call: A Novel

By Peter Leavell
Read by Barrie Buckner

10.37 Hours 12/11/2012 unabridged
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Peter Leavell’s award-winning debut novel is a touching and inspiring tale of surprising heroism amid the horrors of the Civil War. Tad, a slave boy of exceptional hidden gifts, comes of age just as the Civil War erupts in coastal South Carolina. An unlikely deliverer, the young man’s hopes remain buried under a crushing weight of abuse and degradation until an extraordinary event thrusts him and 10,000 fellow slaves into an uncharted wilderness of freedom and danger. Based on true events, Gideon’s Call immerses listeners in the slave culture of the antebellum South and propels you on a dramatic journey of hope, discovery, faith, and triumph. It is the story of a remarkable young man who, in the face of unimaginable obstacles, overcomes shame and prejudice to emerge a champion of thousands.

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Summary

Summary

Peter Leavell’s award-winning debut novel is a touching and inspiring tale of surprising heroism amid the horrors of the Civil War. Tad, a slave boy of exceptional hidden gifts, comes of age just as the Civil War erupts in coastal South Carolina. An unlikely deliverer, the young man’s hopes remain buried under a crushing weight of abuse and degradation until an extraordinary event thrusts him and 10,000 fellow slaves into an uncharted wilderness of freedom and danger. Based on true events, Gideon’s Call immerses listeners in the slave culture of the antebellum South and propels you on a dramatic journey of hope, discovery, faith, and triumph. It is the story of a remarkable young man who, in the face of unimaginable obstacles, overcomes shame and prejudice to emerge a champion of thousands.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In this sweeping saga of one of the most stirring times in our nation’s history, Peter Leavell brings alive the stories of unsung American heroes that should never be forgotten. Gideon’s Call is exactly the kind of historical novel I love.”— Donna Fletcher Crow, author of Glastonbury, A Novel of The Holy Grail
“Don’t miss this stunning debut.” Jerry B. Jenkins, coauthor of the Left Behind series
“In this sweeping saga of one of the most stirring times in our nation’s history, Peter Leavell brings alive the stories of unsung American heroes that should never be forgotten. I love the interaction of real life and well-drawn fictional characters involved in events that really happened. Gideon’s Call is exactly the kind of historical novel I love.” Donna Fletcher Crow, author of Glastonbury
“Completely engrossing…Peter Leavell is the kind of history teacher we all wish we’d had in school. He tells the stories as if he lived them himself—and that makes them real and memorable.” Michael Ehret, editor of the ACFW Journal
“Concerning a little-known episode in Civil War history, Peter Leavell has written a meticulously researched, heart-tugging tale that is both captivating and inspiring.” Nancy Herriman, author of The Irish Healer

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Leavell

Peter Leavell, a 2007 graduate of Boise State University with a degree in history, was the 2011 winner of Christian Writers Guild’s Operation First Novel contest, and 2013 Christian Retailing’s Best award for First-Time Author. Peter and his family live in Boise, Idaho. For entertainment, he reads historical books, where he finds ideas for new novels. Whenever he has a chance, he takes his wife and two children on crazy but fun research trips. Learn more about Peter’s books, research, and family adventures at www.PeterLeavell.com.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Runtime: 10.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English