Terry Barnes

author, award winning novelist, adjunct professor of religion




Whispered to the Heart


Bible professor Luke Kendell, now battling doubt and struggling with his faith, returns to White Church and remembers the pinewood derby that transformed his life. As a lonely and ignored ten-year-old forced to endure mocking from his stepfather, Luke prays the Lord’s Prayer in an effort to win the race. But does the silent God who wants to be called father belong to Luke’s make-believe world or to the real?


“God doesn’t speak in words out loud. He doesn’t speak to your ears. Instead … he gives you truth. He … he whispers to your heart.”

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... a story about a ten-year-old boy’s life-changing prayer to the silent God.


In Everything Give Thanks

Award winning novel
Set in the rural Midwest



© 2017 by Terry Barnes