Life on the Family Farm: Under an Open Heaven by Tom Heck
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“You are the most God-gifted writer I’ve ever had,” Tom’s college professor told him. However, Tom quit college; his love of farming drew him back to the farm. Thirty years later, Tom picked up the pen again, drawing readers into farming adventures with him. In these exciting and uplifting true stories, he shares his love of farming, family, and God. His unique writing style brings the reader right alongside him and his family as they work on their northern Wisconsin dairy farm. Tom’s stories have spread like wildfire from his hometown newspaper to papers across America. Readers tell him, “Please don’t quit writing.” Others ask him, “When are you going to make it a book?” Due to popular demand here it is.”
This book, Life On The Family Farm, is a series of short stories that the author, Tom Heck, has compiled over the years. In this book there are 76 stories in total and I fell in love with every one of them. While we all know that the American Farmer is a rare breed, and their days are filled with backbreaking, never-ending work, Mr. Heck almost makes me want to sell it all and become a farmer.
Everywhere in each of his stories, he recognizes God’s hand on not just his life, but his wife and children and yes… even his cows and crops. Some stories are too funny and some are too sad, but each and every one of them brings the adventures, and blessings, of this particular cow farmer to life.
I really enjoyed these stories; they certainly gave me cause to ponder the wonder of God’s hand on each of us, not just in the big things, but in the small daily things as well.
About the Author: Tom Heck, his wife Joanne, and their two children Catherine and Joshua, own and operate a 35 cow, 159 acre dairy farm in northwestern WI. Contact Tom at: email@example.com
Visit the Author’s Website: http://tomheckfarm.com/
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