AT age 44, author James L. Ferrell is perched on the bridge between youth and age. And he uses that vantage point in his books. In both "The Peacegiver" and "The Holy Secret" — two LDS blockbusters published by Deseret Book — Ferrell shows us a young man who turns to an older man for wisdom. That's an age-old concept that shows up in everything from "Tuesdays With Morrie" to the "Karate Kid" movies. The key is the old man must deliver, he must have something fresh and eye-popping to say to the boy.

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