By Ed Koonce
Josh Matthews, returning wounded from Vietnam and deserted by his high school sweetheart, finds renewed hope through Becky O’Donnell, a girl who has matured from an adolescent “pest” into a beautiful young woman. Becky shares her Christian faith and helps Josh rise above his depression to become a respected pastor.
Complications arise when his high school flame reappears to win him back, and a cult leader, who calls himself “The Prophet” devises a plan to send his followers to their deaths. Josh must lay aside his clerical robes and resort to using all his Marine training in order to save them.
What They Are Saying About Above The Storm
I am truly impressed with Ed Koonce’s literary voice. He is a man who is definitely in tune with his spiritual sensitivities. I was prepared to read a story about high adventure, or soldiering… however, his part Cherokee Indian hero is much more than an avenging warrior. He is a man who rides above the storm of adversity on the wings of his faith. 4 Cups
Cinderella And The Stripper
Joshua Matthews comes home from Viet Nam with a broken body and a broken spirit…and then on a lonely Christmas Eve, Josh has a life changing experience.
You will find that Koonce has a talent for weaving a web of twists and turns that will keep you wondering what’s around the next corner.
But above all, this is a touching story, skillfully done, that shows the Grace of God and His sufficiency. It’s a recommended read. I also recommend we watch for Ed Koonce’s next novel.
Wings E-press 1/2007
In Above The Storm, Ed Koonce has addressed many of the problems that face organized religion. The story effectively deals with the many issues that face families today. The author takes you into the lives of people who are challenged, you live and feel with them. I hoped, laughed and cried; emotion fills every page. Above the Storm is a must read in a land filled with violence and hatred. Ed Koonce is a beacon of hope in a war torn world. The story is well written and I look forward to his next release. Above The Storm is a 5 tear on the mascara scale.
—A. Dee Carey,
The Fox Lady,