Names Speak for Themselves in Lost Mission
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Lost Mission - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1416583475
Author Web site - http://www.atholdickson.com/
Author blog - http://whatatholwrote.blogspot.com/
Well, this is the final blog tour day for Athol Dickson's book, Lost Mission, so I thought it might be a good way to close by discussing the author's use of descriptive names and how the book's title holds a double meaning.
Delano Wright, one of the main characters, feels his actions are vindicated for following the rules makes him 'right'. He shares traits with the Pharisees because he wants to protect the status quo, and knows that rules are rules, and so rules must be followed.
As I mentioned in yesterday's blog, many of the characters started out with good intentions. When they took their eyes off God they lost their life's focus or mission. This was true in the past with the Franciscan monks as their mission to build an abbey and lead the unsaved to Christ, was forgotten in a flurry of enforced rules and striking back for perceived wrongs. Eventually the physical Mission itself falls into ruin and is forgotten; lost to time and to memory.
With the discovery of the lost Mission, old wrongs and sins are revisited on the modern towns and people. Delano and Rue want their respective churches to succeed, but are their reasons for their missions good and true? It's not until the original mission is restored that wrongs are righted and evil desires overcome.
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