The Lost Testament

The Lost Testament

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Brian Thompson By BrianLThompson Completed


Darrion James plans to regroup at his aunt’s home in coastal South Carolina after a public scandal ruins his ministry and personal life. En route, he meets a quirky, enigmatic Jewish writer. Minutes before meeting a grisly end, she hands him a notebook with a controversial origin. . .

With a theft leaving him penniless and stranded, Darrion, a black man who can pass for white, initially assumes a low profile in the Negro area of the racially-divided mountain town he left as a child. He finds himself drawn inexplicably to the notebook, which he calls The Lost Testament, andspearheads a fiery, spiritual revival – much to the chagrin of Ku Klux Klansman Geary Johnson. 

Meanwhile, Geary’s army buddy Jack Miles Everham and his wife, Betty Lou Everham, desperately yearn to escape their loveless marriage. Prostitute Charlemagne Evans and her Creole friend, Joséphine Courtier, do whatever they can to survive each day. Eventually, all cross paths with the reverend, resulting in life-altering, violent, and even deadly consequences. 

Set in 1962 North Carolina and taking place over the course of fourteen months, The Lost Testament combines a fast-paced plot, engaging characters and events loosely based on the 1906 Asuza Street Revival to teach powerful lessons of faith, humanity, healing, and restoration.

"With suspense, humor, realism, and integrity, Thompson's The Lost Testament is a worthy read that holds its own." 

-- Stephanie Perry Moore, author of Wearing My Halo Tilted, Chasing Faith, and the Payton Skky teen series.