American Leftovers: Surviving Family, Religion, & the American Dream
by Heidi Wilson Messner, Shaun Wilson, Eric Wilson
When three children head off to eastern Europe to smuggle Bibles with their parents, they have no idea their father is fleeing America because of a felony warrant for his arrest.
American Leftovers is the story of Heidi, Eric, and Shaun, three children who follow their parents through eastern Europe on Bible-smuggling adventures in the early 1970s. When they return to the States, they face third-culture questions of home and identity. They also deal with sexual situations and abuse, while settling into an evangelical bubble with their parents who pastor a fast-growing church. Everything collapses when their father runs off with an eighteen-year-old girl, leaving behind his family and church. This forces Heidi, Eric, and Shaun to reconcile their own spiritual fervor with the lies and dysfunction so close to home.
About the Authors
Heidi Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree from Life Pacific University, and a Master's in counseling psychology from Northwest University. Heidi lives in Eureka, CA.
Shaun Wilson has a certificate in pastoral care and counseling and has earned a mastery in TOEFL from University of Arizona. Shaun currently resides in Port Ludlow, WA.
Eric Wilson is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold over 600,000 copies. Eric lives in Nashville, TN.