Description of The Chaplain by Maurice Russell
Bill entered enthusiastically into pastoral ministry. But neither he nor his young bride, Esther, were prepared for the demands of raising children on the income provided by a small town church.
Then Bill discovered chaplaincy training. It seemed like an answer-a more lucrative return for a prestigious ministry. He leaped at the opportunity. The leap before the look. He tumbled into a tangle of conflicts at home, in his personal faith, and with temptations. Spiritual ruin had him by the throat.
As for so many Christians who waver, God sent allies to stand steadfastly beside Bill. Stubbornly Bill fought his battles alone, but without a plan. He did not see the deadly and tragic trap right in front of him.
Can this gentle pastor withstand the relentless pressures of peer pressure, prestige, liberal thought, his own stubbornness and alcohol? When is it too late?
Maurice Russell has witnessed this battle in real life numerous times with a variety of outcomes. He tells us one such story . . . as it might have been.