N since Martin Luther's Ninety-five Theses in 1517 has the Church been so thoroughly reprimanded. Yet, limpy's central characters, a layman named Layman 'limpy' Lameman, an old pastor, Mishpat, and a young Greek professor, Diko, set out to defend, not castigate, the church they love. But, in gripping debate they discover to their horror that she has fallen into abominable error exactly as foretold by Jesus 2,000 years before. Their anguishing realization compels them to actions they could not have imagined. The pathos of their experience is felt as they realize that cherished doctrines and practices are not only wrong, but cannot possibly satisfy the spiritual needs of God's people.
But limpy, Mishpat, and Diko are not satisfied to just point out error. They are driven to clarify and share the truth of God's plan with their beloved church. And it is their unfolding of the way of the Bible that makes limpy worth reading. It brings comfort to know that current dissatisfaction is right, not wrong; that emptiness is discernment's reality; that love, joy, peace, and delight can only be found God's way, not man's. And limpy tells how to reclaim that lost way of the Bible--and that makes it worthwhile.