The Saint of the Wilderness Jess Carr

ISBN: 9780892270088



441 pages


The Saint of the Wilderness  by  Jess Carr

The Saint of the Wilderness by Jess Carr
| Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 441 pages | ISBN: 9780892270088 | 9.58 Mb

The Saint of the Wilderness has been out of print for some time, so I was pleasantly surprised to find it on the shelf at my local library. I love the story of Robert Sheffey because he focused on reaching the poor people in the southeast, which is where my roots are. The book follows Sheffeys life, from his privileged yet difficult upbringing in the home of a wealthy aunt and uncle to his death in the home of friends after decades of itinerant preaching ministry.

The thing that strikes me most about Sheffey is his manner of praying. To him, praying is simply talking to God--just like he would talk to anyone else. He always prayed out loud, sometimes for hours at a time. The book recounts numerous instances when Sheffeys prayers for miraculous things came to pass. It has challenged my own walk with God. Robert Sheffey poured out his life for the people he served--sometimes to the detriment of his own family. While he did not live a perfect life, he nevertheless was a man who truly walked with God, and the people who knew him--whether they loved him for it or not--knew that.

His epitaph reads The poor were sorry when he died. If you can get your hands on this book, read it. It will be challenging, heartbreaking, uplifting, and inspiring, all at the same time.

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