This is an interesting story. A man named Ryan is fired from his job after working hard as a salesman for many years. Then he is rehired on commission. His life is literally falling apart as he suffers through his mother’s illness, his lack of closeness with some of his kids, a marriage that is in trouble, and his good friend attempting to have an affair with his wife. He doesn’t have much use for God in the beginning, even not wanting to give thanks at a meal and stating it isn’t Bible class time, but his heart is softened near the end of the story and he talks with someone about the Bible. He also begins to pursue his dream of being a writer by actually beginning to write.
This story mentions some characters acting badly at a party but doesn’t go into details. As long as this doesn’t take place with graphic scenes in a movie, we could approve a movie as well as this manuscript. We would want to review the movie first. This story features realistic characters and real changes in a few characters including a husband and wife making amends and we commend this. We are therefore awarding our Dove Seal to this manuscript for ages twelve plus.