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A Son Of His Father

This is the twelfth HBW book, written in 1925 and printed by Appleton.  It is a story set in Arizona ranch land promoting honesty, hard work, and integrity.  Such stories seem like ancient history (or maybe something from another planet) compared to today’s general reading.

The Holy War

John Bunyan was first imprisoned in 1660 for twelve years in the county jail during the reign of King Charles II, the grandson of King James.  After a short release he was imprisoned again for a brief time in the city gaol on the river bridge.  During these years Bunyan was writing and planning five […]

Helen of the Old House

Of the nineteen HBW books, this title was the biggest deterrent to reading the book.  But since it was the next one, I read it.  But low and behold it turned out to be one of the best.  It is about market economy versus unionism; capitalism versus socialism.  And this written in 1921!  What Wright […]

The Re-Creation of Brian Kent

This is the ninth book by Harold Bell Wright written in 1919.  Though the story is set in the Ozark hills similar to his most famous book, Shepherd of the Hills, this one is not nearly as good.  Wright is always good at descriptions of nature and human nature.  Sometimes the story line is better […]

When a Man’s A Man

I have finished the eighth of nineteen HBW books.  I think this has been one of the best so far.  Admittedly, you have to like westerns and cowboys, but most of us have such a little boy inside somewhere.  The original publisher for Wright’s first nine books was The Book Supply Company.  This one was […]

The Eyes of the World

I continue my goal of collecting and reading the original editions of Wright’s 19 books.  His most famous, The Shepherd of the Hills, was his second book.  His writings cover a period from 1903 to 1942.  These are older personal interest novels written from a broad Christian point of view and set in rural America.  […]

The Copper Scroll

This is the second “novel” I’ve read by Joel Rosenberg.  He is the author who wrote The Last Jihad which depicted Islamic terrorists crashing airliners into US buildings, but written before 9/11.  With that notoriety he has written a series of biblically oriented books depicting last days scenarios.  I read The Ezekiel Option which gave […]

The Cherokee Trail

Older Novels My son-in-law gave me my first Louis L’Amour book, The Cherokee Trail which was historical and rather good.  It is a western, of course, but it deals with the history around Ft. Collins, CO where I pastored for 18 years.  I didn’t know if I would like L’Amour but I did and will read some […]

The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

Older Novels Two books by Harold Bell Wright were Their Yesterdays, the most philosophical of his books yet, and The Winning of Barbara Worth, the most interesting yet.  I read The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox, Jr. since I saw it constantly at used book stores, and enjoyed it.  My son-in-law gave me my first Louis […]