A Faithful Review of Horse Creek Trading Post

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Horse Creek Trading Post


Jim Burnett

About the Book:

A family saga and inspirational western story highlights God's activity and man's partnership with Him.

This prequel to Miracle at Caller's Spring Ranch and Return to Caller's Spring Ranch, tells the story of generations of the Reese family, Quakers who came to America to live out their destiny and be examples of God's love.

Mike and Aileen Reese sailed from Wales to America to begin a homestead in east Tennessee. Jed, their son, and his wife Sadie, go west, along with other family members, to settle on the Wyoming frontier where they started a trading post. Son Gus Reese was born at Horse Creek and becomes a legend of the Great Plains as a famous Pony Express rider at age fifteen. He brokered peace among soldiers during the civil war, and between the Indians of the Plains and the U. S. government.

The trading post at Horse Creek becomes more than a place where supplies are bought and services rendered, it becomes an outpost of heaven as lives are impacted for God.

About the Author:

Jim Burnett is a pastor, speaker, and author who has pastored four churches in Mississippi over his twenty-eight years in ministry. Currently, he is lead pastor of Willow Pointe Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Jim has published a plethora of leadership articles for Christian magazines and has also written a Christian western trilogy called the Miracle at Caller's Spring Ranch Series. The words "Caller's Spring" come from the Bible: Judges 15:19. As an advocate for prayer in public schools, he was interviewed on Fox and Friends. An avid horseman, he has a deep love for western heritage. He and his wife Kim have three children and three grandchildren.

Jim loves horses and has all of his life. He never imagined God using this affinity for ministry. He refers to his Christian western novels as "the gospel in a cowboy wrapper." He is available to speak at just about any venue: cowboy church, festivals, rodeos, trail rides, men's retreats, sportsman's banquets, etc.

Mr. Burnett has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Divinity degree and Doctor of Ministry degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Renee's Faithful Review

Serving as the prequel to Burnett's Caller's Spring Ranch series, Horse Creek Trading Post takes the reader back to the days of old. The book encompasses the family's history from the first immigrants who sailed to America from Wales to the infamous Pony Express rider who brokered peace on the Wyoming frontier. It logs each generation, sometimes in chronicle format, other times in story form which, although this can be confusing for some, it works.

The Lord's provision accompany the Reese family as they trek toward their goal, a new life with the Lord as their partner and guide, finally arriving in the wild and remote land known as the Wyoming Territory.

Burnett did well with the history that's sprinkled throughout the book. This is a great introduction to Caller's Spring, the Trading Post and the Reese family.

 * * * *  I give the book four stars. Good job, Jim.

Renee's opinions are her own and not for sale or in exchange for any services or fees. All books reviewed on Inspirational Moments are provided by the author or purchased personally by Renee Blare. She is under no obligation to grant a favorable review and reserves the right to decline to post her review on Inspirational Moments or any other forum. To God be the glory.


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