Katrina Hoover Lee. Thomas Kirkman grew up in a happy church-going family. He joined the military, worked in the Graphics and Calligraphy Office in the White House, and became a CIA agent. His life has led him to believe that God may not exist, but an encounter with an Amish man who shares the salvation story calls Tom to the Amish and back to God. 336 pages; paper; TGS International.