David Riely is a Midwest community farm boy of the late 1800's. He and his friend Jill head out to find out if an old wives' tale is true. David meets a recluse who offers him both friendship and hope. The two have something in common. Will David choose to follow the religious traditions of his community or a faith worth dying for?
Keri Aeschliman loves residing in the beautiful Midwest, where she helps with planting, harvesting, and bookkeeping on the family farm in Ohio. A homeschool graduate, she enjoys singing; playing the piano, harp, and mountain dulcimer; baking; and being outdoors. Keri is passionate about serving the persecuted church and ultimately walking closer with the Lord each dayand she hopes that God will use her writing to glorify His name.
It scares me to think what Pa will do when he finds out . . . but we cant keep it a secret forever.
David Riley is a typical farm boy of the late 1800s, growing up in a Midwest community where religion was a tradition that none dared to challenge. He and his friend Jill set out to explore the Old Mans Path, to uncover the mystery of an old wives tale, and it turns into more of an adventure than they bargained for.When they discover long-held secrets in the town of Detweiler, David is determined to find the truthregardless of the cost.
As he faces opposition in his quest, David also finds a battle waging within. He and his friends struggle to be kind to Henry, a cruel bully, and his mother, a widow bitter toward God. But as Davids hatred for Henry grows, so does the darkness in his own heart. With an emptiness that threatens to consume him, David despairs of ever pleasing God. Prospects of finding peace appear lost until he meets a strange old recluse who offers him both friendship and hope.
David discovers something in common with the mysterious strangerbut what binds them together threatens to tear his family and community apart. Will he have the courage and determination to stand for what is right? Facing rejection in the greatest decision of his life, David must choose which path to follow: a religious tradition to live by or a faith to die for.