Richard McAlpine moves into his first pastorate with bubbling confidence. But before long he discovers that this isn't the Rose Parade. His church is split down the middle. Some of his congregation asks to continue their diet of liberalism. Others want more simplistic gospel messages. Richard finds himself somewhere in between.
Deep Thunder presents a stirring drama of faith versus emptiness. As Richard faces crises in his church, in his family, and in himself, he discovers he is paralyzed by his wishy-washy view of Christianity. He fails to come up with answers for others because he doesn't know how to find them for himself.
Polio, alcoholism, suicide, love and a beautiful girl—these are facets of the fast-moving Deep Thunder. A book that shows opposing theologies at war with each other, it allows the reader to select the one he wants to defend.