Blog Tour Stop: Acts of Forgiveness by Ted Karpf

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Synopsis for Acts of Forgiveness

In 1980s America, coming out as gay as a father and husband was a significant journey for anyone to make.  Coming out as gay as a priest guaranteed immersion into controversy, contradiction, and challenge.  This book tells of the Reverend Canon Ted Karpf’s navigation of new social and romantic journeys, all within the context of this priestly vocation in the Episcopal Church.

Covering from 1968 to 2018, Karpf recounts his vivid memories, life-changing dreams and resonant reflections on living al I’ve of faith in a socially and politically tumultuous period.  His narratives are crafted as poetic meditations on enduring values and meaning, which can remind any reader that we are neither abandoned more alone, and that forgiveness is a fulfilling way of living in a wold of contradictions.

Review of Acts of Forgiveness

I absolutely loved this book.  It is raw and just hugs you.  It is heartwarming, and gives you the reality of how society is.  To be a gay priest is something you don’t hear very often.  They are like a unicorn, and I love knowing that there is someone out there who will not judge.

About Ted Karpf

The Reverend Canon Ted Karpf is an Episcopal priest and public health expert, certified Gestalt therapist and adjunct faculty member at Boston University School of Theology.  He is an international human/gay rights activist and resides and offers spiritual direction in northern New Mexico.

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I Call Him HIM by Scott Kimak

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Synopsis for I Call Him HIM

In the near future, we face our worst nightmare.  A nuclear war has devastated the planet, destroying most of humanity.  Hiding deep underground, an unnamed warrior and his family survive the apocalypse.  After many years, they return to the surface to restart their lives.  However, they discover that an evil presence now controls what is left of humankind, and this presence brutally murders the warrior’s wife and daughter. With the death of his family, the warrior loses his mind, plunging him on a destructive path of darkness.  Five years pass as he continues his insatiable thirst for revenge.  Then one day, everything changes when he meets a young girl of unyielding faith.  The girl reminds him of his daughter and the life he shut away struggles to resurface.  As armies rise, the warrior is desperately needed in the final battle of good versus evil, but only if the girl can help him regain his sanity in time.

Review of I Call Him HIM

I am still fairly new to the apocalypse genre in books, and this one did not disappoint me.  It was dark, it was brutal, it was . . . AMAZING! HIM being dark and mysterious, and all it takes is a girl to get him to talk.  I admit, I fell in love with him.  I do have my faves.  And I have to add HIM to my list of characters that intrigue me.  Scott did amazing at this story, and I hope he writes more books!

About Scott Kimak

“My name is Scott Kimak and I’m from Harlingen Texas.

The idea for “I call him – HIM” came to me nearly forty years ago when I was only thirteen years old.  At that time I tried to write the first page and failed miserably.  Flash forward to the summer of 2018.  I decided to give it a second shot and the words flowed unrestrained.”

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