It Happened in a Lutheran Church

(Paperback - May 2013)
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A mother's heartfelt memoir outlines a nine-month saga that plays out in a Lutheran church beginning with a shocking confrontation and leading to an emotionally shattering chain of events that forever alters the course of her ten-year-old son's life. What begins as a mother's promise to speak the truth on behalf of her child, evolves into a catharsis, and ultimately, forgiveness, as the author painstakingly chronicles her introspective journey. After a sudden verbal attack from another parishioner, she tries to reopen the lines of communication with the aid of their Pastor and broker a resolution. Instead, her Pastor speaks in riddles, dark insinuations are made, and no one will answer her questions. People she thought she knew for years, suddenly didn't seem to know her at all. She needed her church family; her husband was battling cancer, and she was dealing with some unanswered symptoms of her own. Fatigued, frustrated and desperate to prove her son's innocence, she ultimately victimized both of them with her own pride until the Lord found an unmistakable way to signal her to open her eyes and run R. L. Moatz is a freelance writer for and a staff writer for, covering several television series such as Hell's Kitchen, Hotel Hell, Kitchen Nightmares, and Master Chef. This is her first book, and she is currently working on her second. Mrs. Moatz was born in Wilmington, DE and raised in Pennsylvania. She is married and lives with her husband, a retired deputy sheriff. A former nurse, daycare provider, and owner of Mama Moatz' Kitchen, PA Dutch desserts made to order, her many interests include fibromyalgia research, genealogy, gardening, and creating gift baskets for charities. She can be contacted at


  • SKU: 9781626975811
  • SKU10: 1626975817
  • Title: It Happened in a Lutheran Church
  • Qty Remaining Online: 95
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • Date Published: May 2013
  • Pages: 236
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Weight lbs: 0.57
  • Dimensions: 8.00" L x 5.00" W x 0.54" H
  • Subject: Christian Life - Family


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