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The Stone House Legacy

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The Stone House Legacy
For nearly a century the old stone house has kept its secrets hidden deep in the limestone hills of Indiana. But when an idealistic young minister decides to develop the site as a religious retreat for ecumenical thought, the secrets of its past cast a dark shadow over his plans.
Set in the birthplace of the John Birch Society during the turbulent years of the early 1960’s, The Stone House Legacy, reveals mankind’s stubborn inclination to repeat the mistakes of past generations.
When he returns from Vatican II in Rome as a protestant observer, the Reverend Simon Kingsley is filled with radical new ideas concerning long-held religious beliefs. He envisions a new order of religious and political thought where people of all races and religions can come together to seek common understanding. Unfortunately, there are forces working against him who see this as a threat to their way of life and a direct link to communist thought.
When the Simon joins the struggle for civil rights, he becomes a target for radical groups seeking to stop the movement in its tracks by discrediting and destroying its leaders. Simon dreams of a sanctuary for rational thought and understanding, but his eloquence and the strength of his convictions are no match for the fear, distrust, and hatred that runs rampant through society. His outspoken opinions soon place the reverend and his family in grave danger. Eventually, Simon must choose between his religious and political beliefs and the safety of his family.
The Stone House Legacy explores the issue of separation of church and state during a time of religious and political upheaval. It is a fast-moving tale of youthful idealism in conflict with midwestern isolationism against a backdrop of fear and greed.

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