A Door In The Ocean: A Memoir
On a warm September night in 1991, in a quiet neighborhood north of Houston, Texas, David McGlynn’s closest friend and teammate on the high school swimming team is found murdered on his living room floor. As the crime goes unsolved and his friends turn to drugs and violence, McGlynn is vulnerable, searching for answers. He is drawn into the eccentric and often radical world of evangelical Christia...
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Counterpoint (July 16, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 1722937
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“This is one of those memoirs I love because it clarifies all the ways life does NOT turn out like a date-movie or Victorian novel. An early trauma not only destroys the narrator's child-like sense the world is safe but also blows his family apart. In...”
ity—a journey that leads him to a proselytizing campus fellowship, on a mission to Australia, and to Salt Lake City, where a second swimming–related tragedy leaves him doubting the authenticity of his beliefs. In his post–evangelical life, he finds himself exiled from his parents, plunged into financial chaos, and caught off–guard by the prospect of fatherhood. A new job offers hope for a new beginning, until the possibility of losing his newborn son forces him to confront the nature of everything he believes.A Door in the Ocean celebrates the author’s love for swimming, the enduring metaphor for his faith and the setting for many of his life’s momentous occasions, while it charts the violent origins of one young man’s faith and the struggle to find meaning in the midst of life’s painful uncertainties.