Have you wondered about people in conservative religions who do not want to leave them? Do they struggle with life choices, children, marriage, careers, hobbies, and friends? Do they live and die like the rest of us? In the ways that matter, they do. This book follows one who might be our neighbor, our friend, our coworker. He has faith of the heart. He is a sinful person. He struggles with questions of the Bible, which for him has the answers to the questions about who we are, about how we ought to live in our families and with our neighbor. The subject of this study, Edmund, questions others and himself, and gets questioned. Through it all he lives in hope, and by the grace of God remains a part of the vine, cared for by the husbandman. Get to know him. The actions of his life are simple. By telling a little story about the life of one person in a sober religion, this book hopes to touch everyone with the comfort that we ourselves have been comforted with. For if we are out of our minds, it is for you. And if we are sober, it is also for you. ""Alexandra Glynn vividly immerses us in the experiences of the young minister Edmund as he finds his path amid the complex web of relationships in the congregation he now shepherds. Sensitive to the dilemma of forming judgments when the call of the world affects families, the young clergyman intertwines Biblical scriptures into his inmost thoughts as guidance that the reader then shares. Readers well versed in the Bible will find added resonance as they weigh the courses of action taken by Edmund and those whose lives he has to understand through the glimpses the world allows him."" --Judith Dorn, English Department, St. Cloud State University Alexandra Glynn is a writer living in Minnesota. Her most recent book is Divine Learning.