Everyone who rides through God’s creation longs for the romance John Wayne offers from the back of a Hollywood horse. However, the reality of those same folks’ ranch lives often hits them in the side of the head like the handle on a squeeze chute. The whirlwind of the modern-day cowboy life leaves seemingly little time for praying and even less time for sermons that don’t hit home. God needs to be real, and he needs to be found in the everyday, dawn-to-midnight struggles and joys of true-to-life, cow-feeding, bronc-stomping folks who live in a world where there are espresso shacks in feed-store parking lots.
In The Cattle on a Thousand Hills, stories of genuine individuals who live life on the working end of a calf-puller teach lessons that only a real God can provide, set in the real world in which cowboys, horsemen, and ranch wives live. Combining true stories and life lessons with biblical wisdom, this book is at the same time humorous and poignant. Its pages will provide a look at life through God’s eyes that can be applied to anyone’s life, but especially to the folks who spend their summers cutting hay and their winters feeding it.