The Surface of Water: A Novel

Pastor Matthew Goodman has it all: a ten-thousand member megachurch, a flourishing broadcast ministry, international influence. His charisma fills the seats at Chicago’s Calvary Community Church. But when outside his office window flashes the white wings of a gull, he looks around his suite. What is this about? Behind him sits Trish Card, whom he will hire as his assistant. He turns. Her somber eyes—beautiful and lake-clear—watch him. What he doesn’t know about Trish and her true reason for appearing will alter his world irrevocably.

“An intelligent and worthy novel!”
–Hugh Cook, literary fiction writer

“Pastor Goodman presents readers with a new archetype for a pastor. The ending is one that I will think about for some time.”
–Bruce Holland Rogers, Pushcart Award winner