Trail Posts

Defining Moments of My Life

by Richard A. Mansen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/8/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781973667322
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781973667346
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781973667339
Format : Audio
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : N/A
ISBN : 9781973684787

About the Book

Trail Posts is an inspiring memoir of faith-filled adventures as Rich answers God’s call to one of the world’s unique, complex, yet rewarding careers—Bible translation. Rich takes his family to live among the Wayuu, the preliterate people of Colombia and Venezuela. He and his wife learn their unwritten language, provide a basis for literacy, and translate the Bible.

Rich follows divinely placed trail posts. Some lead to hardships and extreme challenges—which he takes on with faith and tenacity. Others point to the joys of love, marriage, and family—which he takes on with delight. But when the love of his life dies of cancer, he wonders how he can complete the work alone. He desperately needs God to place another trail post on his uncertain path.

Trail Posts brims with faith, heartaches, victories, doubt, hope, and love. Rich’s compelling narrative, told with honesty and sensitivity, will transport you to places few will ever travel and to cultures few will ever experience. If you want to serve God courageously, you’ll see a man who risks everything to follow his Lord. If you’re going to press on after a heartbreaking loss, you’ll be inspired by Rich’s refusal to give up. Trail Posts is a heart-changing memoir that will stay with you long after closing the back cover.

About the Author

Richard A. Mansen grew up in Chicago with loving family, loyal friends and good role models. He received his B.A. from Wheaton College, his M.A. in linguistics from UCLA, and his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Illinois. With his first wife Karis and their three children, he worked in Colombia and Venezuela, translating the Bible for an indigenous people group. After Karis’ death, he continued serving in Bible translation with his new wife, Jackie. They retired in 2013 and live in northern Illinois.