Rev. Frank E. Bourner’s newly released “Made from Raw Materials: A Novel” is a stirring testimony of a life that came to find the Divine Potter alongside his journey.

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“Made from Raw Materials: A Novel” from Christian Faith Publishing author Rev. Frank E. Bourner shares a captivating journey in the lifetime of a man who came to understand his own mistakes and find transformation through the power of the God’s divine grace.

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“Made from Raw Materials: A Novel”: a potent read that accounts a life story that faced several challenges with the power of God working alongside him before he even realizes it. “Made from Raw Materials: A Novel” is the creation of published author Rev. Frank E. Bourner, a United Methodist pastor for almost four decades and interim pastor in several North Carolina charges after retirement.

Rev. Bourner shares, “In this novel, the author tells his life story from childhood to retirement. The reader will follow his path from floating along in life with no obvious purpose until God interrupted. That interruption sent him into a new life-changing adventure and satisfying experience. The minister tells of his inadequacies, temptations, failures, help from prayers by patient church members, and rebukes from unkind Christians. In his later years, he realized God was beside him all along. Throughout his vicissitudes, he came to understand the Divine Potter was patiently and skillfully fashioning his life.

“It is his hope that laity and clergy will gain insight, inspiration, avoid pit falls, and love spouses and family more. He is fully cognizant that other clergy have similar experiences.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Rev. Frank E. Bourner’s new book is a gripping reveal of a God-led journey from the very start of his life. Here we witness the author’s triumphs and failures as he loses his way and finds it again with the help of the Lord.

View a synopsis of “Made from Raw Materials: A Novel” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Made from Raw Materials: A Novel” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Made from Raw Materials: A Novel,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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