Scout wanted his own legacy. His grandfather Simon seemed immortal. His prodigal father Stone hoped his son wouldn’t make the same mistakes, but pride clouded Scout’s heart until he journeyed to Tiberias where he was met with new experiences, former friends of his father’s, and one tiny wonder of a girl he saw at the port one morning. This is where his trouble began. Lydia would be waiting for their engagement to be announced, but Pella, the girl from the docks showered him with care when circumstances left them in danger.
His return home brought shock and anger. He was alone and Pella remained in Tiberias. Traveling back for her brought more disappointment. God simply wasn’t speaking and he thought his family’s legacy would end. He couldn’t understand why God was silent. He was Scout. A greater inheritance was realized one starry night, but Scout remained alone until the watchman saw a small child making her way to his village.
Author, musician, and former business owner, Joni’s love for history and God’s Word resulted in her releasing the Selah Series. Her books represent the life of the believer throughout the seasons we find ourselves, and she hopes the reader will identify with each character. SCOUT is her fourth book of the Series. She has served as a leader in Women’s Bible Study and enjoyed many years playing violin on worship teams.
Author Joni Hayworth captures another compelling novel of a young man’s struggle with entitlement versus humility. Protagonist Scout learns that love and fulfillment are earned, not inherent. He discovers what it means to have a personal encounter with God, not based on his ancestry, but his own need for a Savior. Scout speaks to those that have been lulled to sleep by complacency and pride - a must-read for believers in all stages of their Christian walk. The Selah Series speaks to the heart of Christianity for believers today.
Women’s Ministry, Harvest Church
of South Florida