Author Van Devender’s book “Twenty-One Excursions to the Edge of Chaos and Love” is an uplifting collection of short stories exploring faith and the human experience

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Recent release “Twenty-One Excursions to the Edge of Chaos and Love” from Page Publishing author Van Devender is a stirring collection of fictional stories celebrating the redemptive power of faith and love. The diverse characters experience myriad transformative journeys in their search for connection with the divine, and a thought-provoking spiritual adventure for readers from all walks of life.

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Van Devender, a well-traveled father, grandfather, and leader of two charitable organizations that provide both humanitarian aid and spiritual encouragement to a wide variety of people, primarily in East Africa, currently residing in Louisiana with Betty, his wife of forty-six years, has completed his new book “Twenty-One Excursions to the Edge of Chaos and Love”: a thought-provoking work probing the intersection of modern life and the deeply human yearning for salvation.

The author writes, “‘Excursions’ is a collection of twenty-one short stories whose characters’ life journeys will lead them to the edge of chaos—the place where permanent transformation occurs—and where love is often found. Join me as we…

  • Risk everything on a wilderness search for The Box and the precious treasure within;
  • Share the perplexing trials of an exotic young man on a mission to dispense mercy;
  • Witness the outcome of villagers offering their worship to a misshapen stone;
  • Follow the desperate attempts of an oppressed minority to flee their dying planet;
  • Sit with the Senior Director of Human Resources as he interviews a peculiar applicant for the position of Corporate Messiah;
  • Hear the unspoken fears of an equities broker facing the collapse of the financial markets;
  • Dine at the country club with two business associates proposing very different plans;
  • Enter the death row cell of an inmate on the night of his execution;
  • Eavesdrop on the conversation between two chronically ill people—one old, one young;
  • Sit with a fan whose team has finally made it to the NCAA football championship game;
  • Take a once-in-eternity chance at winning The Prize;
  • Watch firemen desperately battle a pre-dawn fire in a block of row houses;
  • Join two frustrated trash men stalled at a blocked railroad crossing while their load of garbage bakes in the summer sun;
  • Take a pre-dawn ride with two men engaged in true religion;
  • Share brunch with a Broadway star trying to woo a reluctant agent to her cause;
  • Discover the fate of a harassed and ailing pornography distributor;
  • Go fishing on an autumn evening with a small-town boy and his special little sister;
  • Learn the life-and-death decision of a grieving widow;
  • Stand in line behind Willie Gene Johnson as the bank refuses to validate his parking ticket;
  • Get behind the mic with a talk radio host trying to boost ratings with edgy topics; and
  • Rock along with an elderly couple whose mailbox has disappeared in the high grass of their uncut lawn.

As our characters speak and act, I hope you’ll see how decisions made on the edge of chaos may define your soul and shape your destiny.”

Published by Page Publishing, Van Devender’s engrossing book is an fascinating collection of human stories exploring twenty-one deeply human journeys toward salvation and faith.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Twenty-One Excursions to the Edge of Chaos and Love” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

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