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Description: Billy Allman is a hillbilly genius who builds a radio station in his own home from spare parts. People in town laugh. Though it is not his dream assignment, the angel Malachi follows the man and begins to see the bigger picture of how each painful step Billy takes is a note added to a beautiful symphony that will forever change the lives of those who hear it.Description: Billy Allman is a hillbilly genius. People in Dogwood, West Virginia, say he was born with a second helping of brains and a gift for playing the mandolin but was cut short on social skills. Though he'd gladly give you the shirt off his back, they were right. Billy longs to use his life as an ode to God, a lyrical, beautiful bluegrass song played with a finely tuned heart. So with spare parts from a lifetime of collecting, he builds a radio station in his own home. People in town laugh. But Billy carries a brutal secret that keeps him from significance and purpose. Things always seem to go wrong for him. However small his life seems, from a different perspective Billy's song reaches far beyond the hills and hollers he calls home. Malachi is an angel sent to observe Billy. Though it is not his dream assignment, Malachi follows the man and begins to see the bigger picture of how each painful step Billy takes is a note added to a beautiful symphony that will forever change the lives of those who hear it.
In Dogwood, West Virginia Billy Allman is considered a genius as well as a great mandolin player. However, as brilliant as he is Billy lacks common sense when it comes to social interaction with people. Still Billy work really hard and over the years he remains dedicated to his dream and to his Creator though he has been taken assaults on his soul and ridiculed by others that he wastes his gifts. Malachi the angel becomes a silent observer and soon a very good fan of Billy's who has spent his lifetime choosing faith over material things. This is an interesting study of a deeply religious person who chooses to honor God in his way through music though he faces all sorts of hardship. Billy is a fascinating individual with a brilliance that the townsfolk feel should take him far, but he prefers to create his radio station so that the West Virginia hills are alive with the sound of music dedicated to the Lord.
Author Chris Fabry wrote this story based on the life of Billy Allman, who passed away in Jan 2009 in Mount Peasant, SC. It is a nicely written and very touching fictional account of the struggles and hardships Billy faced.
This book was sent to me for review by Tyndale Publishing .