Elijah longs to be a scientist, to follow in the footsteps of his heroes. But as a member of the Horebite church such dreams will never be possible. Instructed by his father and his church to listen for The Still, Small Voice that will inform his life, Elijah finds himself trapped between a modern world and an ancient belief system; until the discovery of his hidden scientific apparatus brings these two worlds together with unexpected results . . .
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