Fugitive of Faith

by David Mathews

Genres: Fiction, Suspense

ISBN: 9781649601278

328 pages

Price: $16.99

What happens when speaking the truth becomes illegal?

That is the question Pastor Pete Holloway faces when California implements the Hate Speech Reparation and Elimination Act. When the San Francisco pastor is threatened with fines, reeducation, and incarceration for violating the state’s new hate speech law, he chooses to flee. But from what? Truth? Responsibility? God? Or his own sin?

As he struggles to remain one step ahead of the law, Pete is forced to confront his options. Should he join the resistance and fight back, remain on the run until the Draconian law can be overturned, or should he return to take his stand and face the consequences? As he wrestles with his conscience, he discovers things hidden deep in his heart which must be addressed before he can find resolution and peace.

Is he courageous enough to confront them, or has his journey been in vain?


As the voice of Conservative Christian politics in Kansas, I am constantly in the bull’s-eye of today’s Godless cancel culture. Author David Mathews, through his artistic gift Fugitive of Faith, teaches me that I rest comfortably in God’s hands. I know this brilliant book will be an incredible gift to you as well. Simply put, Fugitive of Faith is a glorious journey through the perils of our progressive society and an honor to read.
State Senator Mark B. Steffen, M.D.

Since all but a handful of states have hate crimes laws on the books, this fictional look at how a Bible-believing pastor might deal with being accused of violating the law and face both criminal charges and devastating real world effects is especially relevant. As recent events in Canada clearly illustrate, a day of reckoning for members of the clergy may not be as far away as some Christians believe it to be. Fugitive of Faith will serve as a catalyst for soul searching and spark spirited discussion for Christians in all walks of life!
Courtney Montgomery
Political blogger at The Cerebral Conservative


David Mathews was born in the small mid-western town of Friend, Nebraska, a community of 1100 people once listed in Ripley’s Believe It or Not for having the world’s smallest police station—a tiny tool shed previously used by highway construction crews. He grew up in small towns in Kansas and Indiana before settling in Indianapolis after college.
David describes himself as a big dreamer with an overactive imagination. Now living in Ohio, David and his wife, Donna, have six children between them, along with a son-in-law, daughter-in-law, three granddaughters, and two Boston Terriers. He enjoys home remodeling, woodworking, bicycling, camping, and writing. He also serves in their local church, loves being a grandfather, and never grows tired of watching Andy Griffith reruns.