Saturday, December 4, 2010

Have you ever read...?

Have you ever read the book, "Shepherd of the hills" by Harold Bell Wright? We finished reading it as a family about a month ago and have now begun the sequel, "The calling of Dan Matthews". We read several chapters this afternoon and hopefully will have time to read more together in the days ahead.

The first book we read by Mr. Wright was very good as well, called "That printer of Udells". If you have any extra time to read this Winter, perhaps you'd like to check out these books too! I think you'd be blessed by them...


Andrew B. said...

And for those of you who might be interested in reading one of the mentioned books, I would like to point out that they are available electronicaly for FREE! Check out for these and many other classic titles available on your computer, iPhone/iPod, Kindle, Sony Reader, Android, and many other mobile devices. We are actually reading "The Calling of Dan Matthews" on my iPod touch, downloaded from Gutenberg!
Thought I would point that out,
Andrew B.

Stacey said...

I read "The Shepherd of the Hills" many years ago and LOVED it! Have you seen the John Wayne movie based on that book? I've also been wanting to see the live performances they do in Missouri, but I live on the east coast so that's a little far away. :-)

I didn't realize there was a sequel! I'll definitely have to look for a copy of that.

I also had no idea that the same author wrote "That Printer of Udells." That's a Lamplighter book, isn't it? I'm pretty sure my family has read it (when I wasn't home). The title is really familiar.

I'm reading "The Robe" right now. I've always loved the movie (have you seen it?), and I was excited to find a copy of the book. It was a bit slow towards the middle, but it has started to pick up the pace and I'm really enjoying it. Even though most of it is fictional, it's so neat to have your imagination opened up to the places and people that Jesus encountered, and to start thinking about the backgrounds of those people and what their lives were like...

Cora Beth said...

Thank you for sharing all that info, Andrew! I don't know what we'd do without your technical support in our home!!! :)

How nice it was to hear from you!
Yes, I ordered the John Wayne version of Shepherd of the Hills a couple months ago, but I must say we were so very dissapointed in it--how far it strayed from the original story! I know you'd really enjoy the sequel story, as it's very interesting--the story of Young Matt and Sammy's son, Dan Howitt Matthews....
I have never read "The Robe", but our pastor friend highly recommended the movie, so we bought it and watched it and were impressed with it. Perhaps we can find the book on-line somewhere and have that be our next reading material?
It is so encouraging to see more and more good movies being made these days! My brother Andrew is also interested in videography and tapes friends' events and then edits the material and makes a DVD to give to them--which they grately appreciate. :)
It was good meeting you. I hope we can stay in touch.

Stacey said...

Hello, Cora!

I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy the John Wayne movie very much. I guess I saw the movie long before I knew there was a book, and there was probably a large gap between when I saw the movie and when I read the book, so I didn't recognize as many of the discrepancies. (Plus I already loved the movie so much...)

I haven't read any books online before, so I don't know if you can find "The Robe" or not. Hopefully it's out there! The author is Lloyd C. Douglas, if that helps.

Yes, I am so excited about the rise of the Indpendent Christian film movement! I was very encouraged to attend the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival and Academy this year and sit under the teaching of Doug Phillips, Geoff Botkin, Stephen Kendrick, Kirk Cameron, and others. It was also delightful to meet so many young people and adults who are as passionate about filmmaking as I am! I was very privileged to help with two of Advent Film Group's projects this summer, and I hope I can get involved with more films in the future.

It's really neat that you live on an organic farm! My family has been trying to eat primarily organic food for the past few years. We really wish we had access to raw goat's milk, but that's not an option for us right now.

It has been nice to meet you, too, and I would love to stay in touch! Have a wonderful week!

God bless,