More Like Not Running Away, Paul Shepherd
Adolescent boy named Levi has a dangerous, dreamer, master builder father named, appropriately, Everest. The family moves from state to state, and Levi begins to hear consoling God-like voices that send him up to roofs and treetops to preach.
Shepherd earned a PhD from Florida State, where he is currently a Writer in Residence. He has also written a poetry book. His community service activities include serving as director of a nonprofit construction company that rehabs older homes for low-income homeowners, working as a Youth Director at a Lutheran Church, and helping found the House of Mercy, an AIDS hospice.