Before the Morning

Before the Morning

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ashley By TaintedRain Updated Jul 08

Before his parents were killed in a gas station robbery, Nolan had accepted the existence of God with a steady nonchalance.  But two years after their deaths, Nolan has decided that God probably doesn't exist-and if He does, he hates Him.  To Nolan, a god who lets horrible things happen to people who don't deserve it isn't worthy of love.

Nolan is now going through life ignoring the world around him.  He doesn't want to get close to anything or anyone-what's the point if he's just going to lose them?  But after a perky girl by the name of Nora decides to sit with him at lunch one day, it becomes quite clear that Nolan's life is no longer going to consist of trying to get through school without punching something, staying at home with his brothers, and shutting out the world around him.

At first Nolan doesn't know what to make of Nora.  He doesn't understand her love for Jesus or her unwavering faith.  But as they get closer, and he gets to know her, he begins to understand.

[I'm using this story for "The Reality Challenge" by interrogative!  Credit goes to her.]

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streetlamps streetlamps Sep 12, 2017
Okay, he is so adorable and sounds exactly like my little sister, except she would probably punch me if I said no
streetlamps streetlamps Sep 12, 2017
I feel low-key bad for her. She has to live with all these [probably] messy af guys
finnsgirl23 finnsgirl23 Sep 23, 2017
This is truly like a rollercoaster since you know their parents are going to die from the very beginning of the chapter, but you continue reading and it is so cute, and they're a great type of family until the last sentence that is devastating once more. Bittersweet.
- - Jun 07, 2017
Perfect way to start a kinda Christian book😂😂😂 I'm joking I love it
finnsgirl23 finnsgirl23 Sep 23, 2017
Where im from we call ortiva to sb who behaves as Nolan does. Its kinda unbearable. But it can understand him and I won't judge him bc he'll end up loving our God as much as we do. Or at least I hope so.
                              I like this story so far! :)
Maddisaaaan Maddisaaaan Aug 02, 2016
This is something that i hope i have the courage to do one of these days. Im in a youth group of about 200 teenagers and everytime i bring one of my friends, they end up loving it. I need to work on inviting strangers now lol