The Search Committee: A Novel

The Search Committee: A Novel

A mismatched team of seven hit the road in an Econoline church van on a mission to find a new pastor. They don’t agree on much other than the stops at Hardee’s for coffee and a biscuit. But they stick to the call, trying to slip undetected into worship services across the Southeast–all in hopes of stealing a preacher for their congregation. Each member is wrestling to balance their own busy life and personal struggles. And they’re trying to keep their issues to themselves. Forced to spend countless hours together, these very different personalities from different generations begin to bond. And their lives are profoundly changed as they love and support each other through the difficulties in each of their lives.

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Discovery of God’s Plan for Music Leads to Novel

Lithia Springs, GA (PRWEB) June 22, 2006

Developed for the Christian and secular market. In the style of Left Behind this is a fictional account of a modern day church’s struggle to balance praise worship music with traditional church music. This novel will inspire the reader to explore the Bible in an interesting new way, as they search and find God’s plan for music.

Rhythms of Change, a novel published today through the online content marketplace, explores the idea that since God created everything, and has a plan for all that He created, He must also have a plan for music. Everyone likes music of some genre, and many have musical backgrounds or education. Other than the words, most people do not know if their music is acceptable to God. This novel will help you discover God’s rules.

Well qualified to write a book on this subject, Mr. Mandt has over fifty years as a Christian Sunday school teacher and worship leader, and for the past thirty years he has served as musician in seven churches. During the last forty-five years he has been a professional jazz musician performing in many settings and has been the accompanist behind diverse acts including: Ray Eberle, Myron Floren, and the Dover Delaware Symphony. He also has six albums as a featured and accompanist pianist including two solo piano gospel CD’s.

With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education and a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics, he has taught mathematics on both the high school and college level. Mr. Mandt also worked for IBM in marketing and sales. As a teacher and Fortune 500 employee, he was called upon to write articles and various documents. It is from the author’s strong sense of family that he draws inspiration for his music, writing, and expressions from the heart.

Chuck Mandt ( is a first-time novelist who lives in Lithia Springs, GA. He has been married to Ruth for forty-two years. They have four children, five grandchildren, and a cat.