The Long Road

by Jeff Howat & Earl Casas



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/31/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9798385014408
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9798385014392
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9798385014415

About the Book

Ryder Christianson is a bright, adventurous young man who is discontent with the good life he has. He and his older brother, Bobby, live on a North Dakota cattle ranch where his dad, Mike, has been raising them on his own since his wife died. Since then, Ryder has been getting into fights, performing poorly academically, and rebelling against all authority. Although Mike’s faith in God is strong and he unconditionally loves his son, Ryder’s constant irresponsible behavior is making him more frustrated by the day. Even a near death experience is not enough to dissuade Ryder’s rebellious attitude and desire for freedom from all authority and responsibility.

While Mike finds comfort in the scripture and his relationship with God, Ryder eventually decides to move in with his aunt in California where he believes he can live without restrictions and responsibilities. Against Mike’s better judgment, he lets Ryder go. Will Ryder’s strong spiritual upbringing be enough to hold him together in a new place or will he stray down the wrong path in pursuit of other desires?

In this uplifting story of forgiveness, faith, and hope, a prodigal son on a long road to maturity must detour away from selfishness, greed, and rebellion to find his way back to God.

About the Author

Jeff Howat is a retired educator devoted to Jesus, his wife, and family. He enjoys tennis, chess, and reading Dr. Suess, and many old theologians. Jeff is a member of the ACFW and the SCBWI.

Earl Casas is a devoted follower of Jesus Christ as well as a husband, father, and office worker who enjoys painting word pictures to communicate truths and bring text to life. Earl is a member of the AFCW.