John and Patty ProbstAbout the Authors:
In 1982, JOHN AND PATTY PROBST accepted Gods call to serve as chaplain to persons in the film, television, radio, and print media. Their ministry takes them into the studio lots and onto sets. They hosted a radio program that aired across the country. In addition, they produced and wrote a pilot and six television shows for national cable. They are also chaplain to a production company. The Probsts have traveled to the Philippines on church planting missions. John was part of a small film crew, shooting a mission project in Thailand. Patty is involved in Christian education. They started researching and writing the Strangers and Pilgrims Series in 2000; it will include seven books. They currently reside in Southern California.
I have to admit that this is one of the best books I have ever read, and I do read a lot, this year alone I have read almost 150 books, The story starts with Farmer and Emile Trevor with their two sons and baby daughter. They had raveled to Oregon from Texas by chuck wagon with three horses. They had encountered all kinds of trouble but they had made it and with a nice log house and a lot of farm land Farmer was very happy in deed.
This book is so well written that it is a read that you can take in and enjoy as you read about the slow times. Farmer and Emile had left their families in Texas and didn't know when they would get to see them again if ever, but the way to the west was getting better with roads being built and Route 66 was coming all the way across.
They had to endure bad weather, the depression, world war two, they came though but with a lot of loss. Farmer lost his ranch but he used his cattle to feed the hungry. They both were well liked and they did the Christian thing to help their neighbors. Farmer told himself that he would never go back to his ranch until he could buy it back so they made their living in town in a house that the banker had titled to them.
They did get to see their parents again all but Farmer's pa, he had passed away during the depression and they could not get back to Texas. Emile's parents and sister's family came to see them before the depression.
The things that happen towards the end of the book is so fascinating that you must buy this book. I could go on and on and tell the entire story but don't think the authors would appreciate that. Believe me when I say this is really a great book.
Thanks so much to Jerry at Nordskog Publishing to letting me review this book.