The Parting of Israel

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic
Israel, an adored pastor from rural Georgia, lives a peaceful and fulfilling life. Yet, when he begins to suffer disturbing nightmares, he is brought nearly to the brink. After a tragic accident, Israel is placed in the hospital, leading to a discovery that changes everything. Shortly after he returns home, Israel is visited by a sinister figure that asks only one thing from him: "Confess your sins."
Amidst his darkest hours, the very foundations of Israel's faith are shaken, and all that he holds dear begins to wane in the doubt that plagues his mind.

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Chapter 1

Submitted: July 14, 2017

Israel paused for a moment, glancing down to his notes and Bible. Silently, he stood before his congregation as they looked on in adorati... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: July 14, 2017

A wave of relief filled Israel as he walked up his delightfully noisy porch steps. They had creaked for years and were a constant reminde... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: July 14, 2017

Israel awoke drenched in sweat. For a moment, he simply lay in his bed, his lungs heaving as though he had just sprinted a dozen miles. W... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: July 14, 2017

Driving through the quiet town of Shady Grove, Israel smiled to himself as he thought of how much he loved his home. The church was centr... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: July 14, 2017

Israel was standing in a dimly lit room. The lack of proper lighting allowed little visual acuity as to where he was, but he knew withi... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: July 19, 2017

Israel is placed into the hospital. Miriam struggles to remain composed as she awaits news of her brother's condition. Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: July 19, 2017

Israel glimpses a disturbing visage, as days spent within the hospital begin to take their toll. Miriam receives devastating news. Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: July 19, 2017

Israel returns home, and is subsequently visited by a sinister being that demands something unexpected from him. Read Chapter

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