A Novel
Joni Woelfel
PDF, $9.95
160 pages, 8" 11"

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A captivating novel, The Divine Adventures of Simon Templegate, represents a brilliant debut from long-time spiritual author, Joni Woelfel. An alluring work that delves into the faith of colorful main character, Father Simon Templegate, the story is filled with intrigue as he travels back in time to l947. There, along with his eccentric companions, he learns what it means to explore one's own life for the benefit of others. Timeless, original, and poignant, the soul of this novel is as generous, deep, and mystical as the inspiration of the secret Holy Order of Divine Wonder. Readers will contemplate their own mission in life with help from the compelling chapter study guides included.

Joni Woelfel has written for the Catholic Press for over three decades and is the author of six books with Acta Publications and Resurrection Press/Catholic Book Publishing Company. Her work has appeared in The National Catholic Reporter, Faith @ Work, Stauros, Living with Loss magazine, Catholic Women's Network and Ministry and Liturgy Magazine. She wrote the column, Deep are the Roots for the Wabasso Standard for ten years. She and her husband co-presented a grief workshop at the 2008 national T.C.F (The Compassionate Friends) conference in Nashville.

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Cast of Characters


Study Guide


An Interview with Joni

Chapter 1