|Reviews for Call at a Church|
| doctorjay chapter 3 . 12/25/2011
Well done. A different take on Johnny but all the guys are still very much in character. I wish there had been more on what happened after Johnny was shot, like what he went through at the hospital and recovery, cause I like Johnny h/c whumpage. But it's not my story!
FYI I am a pretty hardcore atheist, but contrary to popular stereotypes, I don't have a problem with religious themes in fanfics. Most people are religious, after all, and that would be a realistic issue to explore. When I write about religious characters I hope to be as respectful and empathetic as you are here.
| Enfleurage chapter 3 . 12/16/2011
This is an amazingly thoughtful and insightful take on a tragic situation and a nice way to handle a subject - God - that many, many people shy from. Nice job of keeping Gage in character in an unusual situation.
| coloradoandcolorado1 chapter 3 . 11/7/2011
Thank you for this story.
| reading-rider chapter 3 . 2/15/2010
Hello - I just found and read this old story of yours and had to write to say how wonderful it is. It's so well-written with such a solid point. The shooting scene is very well done - it affected me as I read it. The final 2 chapters brought tears to my eyes. The main characters stayed in character for me, too. This is amazing and truly inspired.
| Dianne chapter 3 . 8/4/2009
That was a good story, thanks.
| jada951 chapter 3 . 2/27/2008
I think this is a really good handling of a traumatic, life changing experience.
People can hold on to all kinds of things, but
I believe that God is the One that matters.
Thanks for sharing it!
| Westel chapter 3 . 1/12/2008
Wow! Johnny has started down a road, hasn't he? Often near-death experiences bring us to just such an impasse - we either turn away, or walk toward the next turn in the road.
| khollie chapter 3 . 5/11/2007
I really enjoyed this one. As a former EMT, I have seen things that really made me think about God and His plan for the rest of us. I haven't read many stories that deal with the boy's relationship with religion. I look forward to reading more of your stories.
| jada952 chapter 3 . 4/2/2007
I liked this story.
it has an additional element that none of the other
emergency stories do, the search for the reason why.
I would actually have expected chet or marco to have
at least an inkling of religious grounding given their
heritage. And for that matter, since people say Johnny
was 1/2 native american, that he would have had
some sort of exposure.
But that's just me, spinning the story further in my head.
I really liked the story. It was more than just getting hurt and having to go to the hospital.
And I think most everyone in the medical profession has to deal w/ these questions sooner or later. Seeing life and death will do that to you.
Now I'll have to pop back and see what else you have written.
| Tracy Barnett chapter 3 . 2/7/2007
Wow, another amazing story, I wish I had your imagination and talent, not to mention the patience it must take to be a writer. Thank you so much...somehow I never thought to connect religion/spirituality with Johnny in a story and you did an excellent job of it...thank you again, take care, Tracy B
PS I am an emt-b, although not currently certified...I hope to take the course again and recert in the up coming months...so your stories are even more important to me.