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Need for a Personal God

Trisha MacFarland stopped alongside the trail on a family hike across the Appalachians. She needed to go to the bathroom. She lagged behind her family and stepped off into the woods. When she emerged…she was on the wrong trail…lost and alone.

This is the setting for Stephen King's novel, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. King writes:

Trisha sat down, closed her eyes and tried to pray for rescue. Now, however, praying was hard. Now, she discovered herself lost and without vocabulary. She said, "Our Father," and it came out ...

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