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The novels in the RESTORATION Series follow the struggles of three characters brought together in their escape from homes and lives that don't accept them — Chris, a young gay man; George a disinherited rich boy; and Mary, a victim of patriarchal domestic violence, strive to reach the freedom and happiness of a world free from religious hegemony. Filled with the passions and pathos of the young, the series examines in depth the inherent conflict between all religion and democracy in a pluralistic society. For the tortured victims of patriarchal religions in America, running away is only the beginning of an arduous journey away from mental and emotional slavery to ancient thinking, and towards self-discovery and the principles of the Enlightenment.
Restoration, Book One. "The Only True Religion" and "Liberation"
Fleeing his hyper-religious family when they threaten him with anti-gay conversion therapy, Chris Brenner finds both refuge and first love within the humanist Center for Restoration. But now, caught in the turmoil and social unrest of the Trump age, the San Francisco-based Center for Restoration faces a new threat, and Chris and his friends must fight for its very existence
Restoration, Book Two. "Autrefois"
Stunned by a tragic loss, young Chris Brenner and the friends he made at the Center for Restoration struggle to make sense of a world suddenly filled with pain. As Chris, George and Mary all cope in their own ways, Chris receives a precious gift from the past, which leads him on a voyage of discovery, deepening his knowledge of both the Center and the life of the man he loves.
Restoration, Book Three: "The Masters"
Chris Brenner has a hard choice to make: stay with his friends in San Francisco, surrounded by the memories of his dead boyfriend; or move to a city thousands of miles away? His friends, Mary and George have already relocated to Manhattan, for family reasons. But life in New York turns out to be quite different from that they expected— and Chris soon finds himself on a path he never imagined.
Restoration, Book Four: "The Book Of The Dead"
Since he fled from his religious fundamentalist family over a year ago, young Chris Brenner has completed his first year as an initiate at the Center for Restoration, and become a student of Theresa Smith, one of the founders of the organization. Now, alone in his former teacher's apartment in Manhattan, delving into the deceased Master's past through her writings, Chris begins to find the purpose.