Spider Preacher Man

From Motorcycle Gangs to God

by Paula Montgomery



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/28/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781490829562
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781490829555
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781490829579

About the Book

SPIDER PREACHER MAN From Motorcycle Gangs to God …

Spider Montero, a mix of two rich cultures—Hispanic and American Indian—begins life on a parched southwestern reservation. When the Monteros move to the Los Angeles community of Watts, calamity after calamity strikes the boy and his family, crushing the youngster’s spirit. Scorned as a “half-breed” by schoolmates, Spider toughens into a rebel who joins a gang in junior high. Soon, alcohol pulls him into a whirlpool of addictions and blackouts. Even beautiful Susanne Reves cannot rescue Spider and she, too, becomes entrapped in the same depressing whirlpool.

Graduating from school gangs to motorcycle gangs, Spider Montero enters another culture that includes peddling drugs. History weaves throughout this true story, history such as the racial tensions that explode into riots the summer of 1965, destroying the Monteros’ longtime neighborhood of Watts.

Meanwhile, Spider begins to realize he’s being pursued. Whether confronted by knife-wielding gangsters in a dark alley or left for dead along a desert road, this modern Jonah is miraculously rescued time after time—until he comes face to face with his Pursuer and the most profound rescue of all.

About the Author

Paula Montgomery lives with her logger-husband Lee on a mountain in Washington State. Their lives and those of their two children are depicted in her Becka Bailey book series, currently in its second printing: Coyotes in the Wind, Down the River Road, A Summer to Grow On, and When November Comes. (After their children graduated from college and the daughter was well situated in medical school, the author herself returned to college at the age of 48, and two years later she graduated with a B.A. in English and a minor in journalism.) Also in a second printing is Mrs. Montgomery’s Hazel Weston Series, the true story of a girl growing up in Oregon long ago: Canyon Girl, Valley Girl, Hood River Girl, and In Grandma’s Footsteps. Today the Montgomery children are married and—along with their respective spouses—are serving communities in Tennessee and in Oregon. In addition to writing, Paula Montgomery has recently launched a second career, that of a nanny to her one-and-only grandchild whom, she claims, already exhibits signs of becoming a best-selling author someday.