The Arms of God, a novel by Leslie K. Hammond
Les Hammond, a retired financial executive and volunteer prison chaplain, has published The Arms of God — a well-written, upbeat novel filled with characters you can’t help but like.
The title refers to the Brazos River, which flows through the West Texas tale. The novel revolves around the life of Trace Clement, who was just eight years old when his mother murdered his abusive father in 1956.
Trace matures and gains confidence – thanks to a mentor who nurtures him. Along the way, he finds himself thrown in a Mexican jail, under heavy fire in Vietnam with the Marines, and struggling to understand why his wealthy grandfather seemingly has no use for him.
(Christian Faith Publishing, $19.95 paperback, autographed)