Good News Revival
by Bruce Brittain
IN THE EARLY SUMMER of 1933, an 18-year-old naive Kentucky farm boy, Michael Boone, becomes a driver for a traveling religious revival troupe. As the summer unfolds and the itinerant group moves from town to town, he learns that things are not what they seem; primarily that the goal of the enterprise is making money, not saving souls and that hardly anyone in the group fits into a neat and normal family narrative. Michael, in turns, is exposed to religious hypocrisy, the world of good literature, the destructiveness of alcohol abuse, pedophilia, overt racism, first true loves, near tragedy and selflessness. He is also skillfully tutored in the art of seduction and sex. The full impact of Michael’s time with Brother Daniel’s Good News Revival is only learned many years after the summer of ’33. It is a revelation that shakes the foundation of the life he had since built.
by Bruce Brittain
The odds of having a long and happy marriage in America today are only one out of four. The facts are that two of every four marriages end in divorce and one of every four couples endures a marriage in which they are not happy. Marrying is likely the biggest emotional and financial gamble that anyone makes; shouldn’t there be a way of improving the odds of success? Absolutely, and this book can help! Through careful analysis of good, bad, and failed marriages, BJ Brittain has identified the seven key factors that distinguish a successful marriage from all the others: mutual respect, humor, shared values, sexual compatibility, effective communication, emotional and intellectual fit, and tolerance. Marriage Roulette provides insight and illustration on how to recognize good fits and bad for these seven factors. If marriage is in your future, you owe it to yourself to improve your odds.