A Harold Bell Wright Trilogy: Shepherd of the Hills, The Calling of Dan Matthews, and God and the Grocerymanby Harold Bell Wright
The Shepherd of the Hills: This is Harold Bell Wright's most famous work. The shepherd, an elderly, mysterious, learned man, escapes the buzzing restlessness of the city to live in the Ozarks. This shepherd is based on Wright himself, who moved to the Ozarks and established a ministry. The Calling of Dan Matthews: In this sequel, Dan Matthews, becomes the new minister of the Midwestern town of Corinth. God and the Groceryman: This last book is a plea for God's presence in all aspects of life.
The man was from the world beyond the ridges, and his carefully tailored clothing looked strangely out of place in the mountain wilderness. His form stooped a little in the shoulders, perhaps with weariness, but he carried himself with the unconscious air of one long used to a position of conspicuous power and influence; and, while his well-kept hair and beard were strongly touched with white, the brown, clear lighted eyes, that looked from under their shaggy brows, told of an intellect unclouded by the shadows of many years. The people of the Ozarks called him The Shepherd of The Hills and only he can heal a division in the community that no one else is even aware of.
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