By the #1 bestselling author of A Truthful Man and A Divine Truth.
The cost of defending the Truth is high. But not defending it will cost them everything.
Three men face impossible choices.
Bishop Marsden's superiors at the Vatican are pleased with his ruthless removal of traditional priests, and he's about to reap his reward by being installed as the next archbishop.
However, his conscience is rebuking him severely for sacrificing good shepherds of the Church upon the altar of modernity. But if he reinstates them, he will lose his promotion.
Can he conquer his love of self for the good of God and his neighbour?
Mark's barbaric behaviour crushed his wife, and now he longs to heal her wounds and restore their relationship. Yet he also betrayed Father James, which cost the priest his ministry and his income. Mark owes him every assistance in regaining them.
He faces an impossible choice: repair his marriage, or help the innocent priest whose vocation he destroyed? Which one is God calling him to choose?
Father James prays daily for God to restore him as pastor of St. Jude Church, but the bishop has blocked his appeal for reinstatement in Rome. There is little chance he will be successful in returning to his beloved parishioners, and each day it's harder not to become discouraged and wonder if he truly was called to the priesthood.
What does God want from him, if he's not meant to be a Catholic priest?