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More About This Title Her Appearing
Father Del Carnation, the only Episcopal priest in a midsize Midwestern community, is fighting his way back from depression after the tragic loss of his wife, when he suddenly finds a new love interest. In the midst of his people-rich work environment, he tries to secure some private space for courting Rachel, an African-American who stands out in this "white bread" setting, and not only for her looks. Her appearing in his life produces a ferment of hopes and difficulties. Is she the companion he has been seeking? Del sees himself as living in three worlds at once: the world of relentless work demands, the world of God's empowering Spirit, and the world of his own unfulfilled longing. Are these worlds opposed, or may they join forces for blessing? HER APPEARING is a story about the power of love at work in our lives. It is a tale not just about a man looking for love, but about the love that is looking for us, and how we come to recognize the love that is already here.