by Gene R. Stark
In this historical fiction book - God in a God-forsaken Land - based on the true story of Pastor August Hertwig, you will take an unexpected adventure through the wilderness of Western Minnesota as he follows God's call to minister to the German immigrants that have settled there. Be prepared to reflect on your own walk with God as you live through the joys and blessings, sorrows and hardships, as well as the faith and doubts that are found throughout the pages of this book. Gene R. Stark has written a wonderful book that will challenge your faith as well as open your eyes to just how blessed you really are.
This book was written from a first-person point of view, so it reminded me a lot of reading someone's journal, and it also helped in making the dialogue realistic. If you like adventure and you like to read first-hand experiences of how God works in the lives of His children, this book is for you! You won't be disappointed as you ride the stage coach across the prairie and through the woods, encounter hoards of mosquitoes and locusts, or while traveling on horseback through the harsh winter conditions and other unexpected occurrences - and all with one main goal in mind: spreading the light of the Gospel across the barren land.