Luther Little. Manse Dwellers. Charlotte: Presbyterian Standard Pub. Co., 1927.

A simple, readable novel of the life of James West, a minister in a large Southern city, Tarrytown (possibly Charlotte).  The account covers Rev. West’s life, including his early years, but focuses chiefly on the challenges that he faces as the pastor of a large church–dissent among the deacons, finances that don’t match programming, demands of the denomination for more support, an assistant who strays from orthodoxy, and jealousy in the hearts of other clergy.  Incidents in the lives of his parishioners form subplots.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

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