Leah stutters. She is withdrawn. She struggles to make friends. This can be lonely for a child. But when her parents move to Mattingly, her world changes all because of an invisible friend she calls the Rainbow Man. When the Rainbow Man, through a picture painted by Leah, brings hope to a man who had practically given up, the town gets excited, but a local pastor is wary and warns the townspeople to beware of the girl with the vivid imagination.
When events begin to happen that seem to lead the town down a dark path, the pastor becomes even more resolute on his mission to rid the town of the girl and her imaginary friend. By the time he realizes that the little girl may be hearing from God more clearly than he is, he fights to save the town. But are his efforts enough?
This is a can’t put down book that is thought-provoking and strangely spooky. It is convicting. If you aren’t listening to God, this book will challenge you to be still before God’s still, small voice.
Billy Coffee has written three books about Mattingly, including this one, “In the Heart of the Dark Wood” and “The Devil Walks in Mattingly”. Some descriptions say that you can read them in any order, but I would definitely advise reading them in the order I listed above.
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