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Of Moose and Men

Of Moose and Men
Torry Martin and Doug Peterson
Harvest House

ofmandm“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world,” the novelist Phillip Pullman once opined, and I believe he is not far wrong. At his core Torry Martin is a storyteller, and God knows the world needs more storytellers. Without stories, we forget who we are, and where we are going, and why we are making the journey in the first place.

I happen to know Torry Martin and have been blessed with the opportunity to hear many of the stories recounted in “Of Moose and Men” first hand, so it is a rich pleasure to be able to revisit them as often as I wish; to grin, to chuckle or burst out laughing… or to wipe away a surreptitious tear. For in the midst of his often hilarious tales, there is a nugget of humanity that reaches down deep and nudges the soul, reminding us that we are all subject to the trials, tribulations, foibles and frustrations that are common to mankind.

Not that everyone has had to share their kitchen with a reindeer, or got frozen on the floor of their cabin, or tried to fight off a bear with a can of pepper spray. But we’ve all had our share of adventures and misadventures, right?

“Of Moose and Men” is a delightful collection of short, true-life tall tales that is guaranteed to give you the giggles, and as a bonus, Torry shares his faith in an unobtrusive, unashamed, childlike manner, giving each story an added dimension of encouragement and inspiration.

Highly recommended.