Robert Liparulo is one of the best writers I've had the pleasure of reading lately. I read his book, Comes A Horseman, and, though it didn't have a strong faith thread, fell in love with the story and his writing style immediately. In other words, "This dude can write!"
Now his latest book has come out, Germ. Not only does this book promise to be as entertaining as the first, it's been sold for a movie and video game.