Golfing With God

Golfing With God

A Novel

Book - 2005
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Workman Press.
Herman "Hank" Fins-Winston was a pro golfer destined for greatness. Now he lives in a condominium on the thirteenth fairway of one of heaven's glorious courses – a fact he finds surprising and amusing, since for one reason or another, a fair percentage of golfers never make it to paradise. Hank is having the time of his afterlife until he's summoned one idyllic morning to play a round with the Almighty. It seems that God is having some trouble with His game. As they play the heavenly courses, both in paradise and back on earth, Hank comes to realize that what began as a golf lesson has become a spiritual journey.


Baker & Taylor
A former golf pro who never made it on the circuit, Herman "Hank" Fins-Winston spends his afterlife living on one of heaven's golf courses and playing golf with God and his closest companions, but things take a drastic turn when he is summoned to coach God himself, or herself.

Blackwell North Amer
This is the story of a journey - from heaven to earth and back again. For Herman "Hank" Fins-Winston, that journey begins one idyllic morning - as all mornings are in heaven - when he is summoned to play a round of golf with God. Yes, that God. The Almighty. The one with the capital G. And yes, Hank really is in heaven, a fact he finds truly amusing because, for one reason or another, a fair percentage of golfers never make it to paradise, and because he himself was no angel in his former life.
It seems that God is having some trouble with His (or Her: God is funny that way) putting game, and believes that Hank, who was a golf pro on earth, can fix His case of "the yips." But as they play the heavenly courses both in paradise and back on earth, Hank comes to realize that what began as a golf lesson has become much more, and that rather than teaching God about the game, it is he himself who is learning the lessons - about fearing failure, about second chances, about the connectedness of all living things, about not taking the next breath for granted, and about our God-given ability to improve ourselves - one stroke at a time.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781565125018
1565125010
9781565125490
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 21 cm

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May 20, 2010

This novel started out ok then quickly became repetitive in it's narration and scene settings. Playing golf with God and/or his buddies every chapter caused me to lose interest very quickly and I did not finish the book.

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