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 first published in 1916. Strangely, Wright’s earlier books are easier to find and less expensive than his later books. The last three or four that he wrote may go for as much as $500+. The books always contain a strong moral strain with a Christian perspective. Wright is best known for his second book: The Shepherd of the Hills (1907) and for his connection with the Branson, MO area. Actually, it was the tourist interest around Old Matt’s Cabin and Inspiration Point (from the book) that sparked the original tourist interest in the Branson area.
Corrupting Good MannersApril 1, 2016
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15:33 I have written at least three previous times about manners1 as many have done who grew up in the turbulent ‘60s when the civilities of society were turned on their head. It was John Silber, past President of Boston University, who […]
Good News & Bad News About Human IdentityJune 29, 2015
There are some things about which the Bible speaks clearly and one of those is the makeup of human beings. Yet it is amazing how far away from the plain language of the Bible our society has moved within one generation. In my youth it was risky enough to refer to homosexuals or lesbians rather […]
Marijuana and the ChristianMay 1, 2014
The culture in America is changing quickly, and not necessarily for the good. Christians generally agree that issues such as abortion, pornography, or same-sex marriages are immoral, unbiblical, and harmful to society at large. Not all agree about substance abuse in areas such as alcohol, tobacco, and drugs like marijuana. Churches have long had to […]