A Prayer for Owen Meany

“I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he was the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.”

Owen Meany is a character in a book who believes he is God’s instrument. This belief is put to the test when, during a Little League baseball game, he hits a foul ball that kills his best friend’s mother. The resulting events are both extraordinary and terrifying.