Today we’re reviewing, discussing, and giving away The Great Cow-mission by Kevin Weatherby. Keep reading to learn how you can win a free, autographed, hardcover copy of the book.
The Great Cow-mission, written by Kevin Weatherby of Campfire Cowboy Ministries, is a collection of short stories from Kevin’s life as a cowboy. Each cowboy story conveys a spiritual truth which is then explained, usually with a supporting passage from the bible.
Kevin is an excellent storyteller. Many times while reading The Great Cow-mission I found myself laughing out loud, literally. Other times I found myself wishing I could experience the cowboy life – the camaraderie and sense of accomplishment that seem to come with it – until I got to the parts about it being chased by bulls or being kicked in various parts of the anatomy while branding calves. At that those points I was once again content just to read about it.
What makes The Great Cow-mission a unique book, though, is that Kevin is rare person who can speak three languages – English, Cowboy, and Christianese – and translate from any one to the other two. In doing so he’s able to connect with both cowboys and Wal-Martians (Kevin’s term for people who live within 10 minutes of a Wal-mart) like me and convey the truths of God in simple ways that make sense.
If you like cowboy stories, you’ll like this book. If you’re a pastor looking for good stories to use in your sermons to convey spiritual truths, this could be a good resource. Or… (begin cowboy speak) if you know some cowboys or cowgirls who ain’t yet walkin’ with the Lord, you might consider givin’ ‘em a copy as a gift or stuffin’ a copy in their saddle bag when they ain’t lookin’. (That’ll do it for this Wal-Martian’s attempt to speak cowboy.)
- Who is your favorite storyteller? Why?
- What’s your favorite fable, parable or story from your own life that taught you an important spiritual truth?
- What do you think it is about stories that make them so good at conveying truth?
Get a Free Book
I’ve got a signed, hardcover edition of The Great Cow-mission to give away. To win one…
- Retweet this post or share it on Facebook, and
- Post a comment that addresses one of the discussion questions (include your Facebook or Twitter usename in your comment so I can connect your comment to your share/tweet).
I’ll draw a winner at 5 PM Eastern time Thursday (June 16). Heck, if you comment and share/tweet this post both Wed & Thu I’ll give you two entries in the drawing so you can double your odds.
Of course, you can also buy a copy of The Great Cow-mission now on Amazon now.