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Beckoning: A Novel
March 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT
You’ll be so glad you’ve joined this webinar with author Claudia Cangilla McAdam. Her new novel, Beckoning, is an exciting and moving story of family and the power of simple faith. It is faithfully Catholic and appeals to teens and young adults as well as older readers.
Join the webinar to learn more about the book and resources available, including a chapter-by-chapter discussion guide featuring chapter recaps, Scripture (or other types of material) for reflection, and questions for discussion.
Read the book synopsis below and get registered to join us!
Tabby Long is a non-Christian girl in a Catholic school whose world gets turned upside down when her dad, who has never been a man of faith, experiences a miraculous healing on Good Friday. Her father’s dramatic religious conversion alienates her mother, who deserts the family. In her struggle to understand what has happened to her family, Tabby follows the suggestion of her school’s religion teacher, and she begins spending time reading Scripture while in Eucharistic Adoration.
Following the practice taught by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, she inserts herself into the biblical stories she reads. Through this process, she “time travels” to first-century Jerusalem, where she is Tabitha Longinus, the daughter of the centurion Gaius Cassius Longinus, who pierces the side of the crucified Jesus, incurs a spontaneous healing, and undergoes immediate conversion. Tabitha is a Gentile girl with Jewish friends and a mother who can’t accept her husband’s newfound (and dangerous) faith.
Tabitha’s experiences are rooted in the stories found in the first ten chapters of the Acts of the Apostles. On the last of several days of her Scripture meditations, Tabby emerges from Adoration with a newfound faith and clarity about how her family can be reunited and healed, all with the help of the Lord.