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Number of Pages: 288
|Publication Date: 2012|
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When former Congressman Mark Stedman throws in the towel on his presidential campaign, his only choice is to return to his home state and decide how to spend the rest of his life until he meets Josiah Stoltzfus, an Amish farmer from Pennsylvania.
Stedman learns more from Josiah in a few hours than in his many years in office. He comes to the conclusion that someone like Josiah should be running the country. Not a career politician, but someone with a little old-fashioned common sense, someone whos not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty. Someone like Josiah Stoltzfus.
Using his old campaign headquarters for a base, Mark Stedman determines to introduce a new candidate to America. He pledges to do everything in his power to make sure Josiah gets elected. But can a plain man of faith turn the tide of politics and become the leader of America, and what will he have to risk to do it?
Emmy-nominated and Dove-nominated writer Martha Bolton is also the author of over eighty books of inspiration and humor. She wrote the libretto for The Confession Musical, based on Beverly Lewis' popular Amish trilogy, as well as the libretto for Half-Stitched, the Musical, based on Wanda Brumstetter's newest Amish romance. Martha was a staff writer for Bob Hope for over fifteen years, writing humor to entertain the public and presidents alike.
Author: Martha Bolton
Submitted: July 16, 2014
What was your motivation behind this project? I got the idea one day while working on the Half-Stitched musical with our producer Dan Posthuma. I told him about it and he encouraged me to write it immediately. He shared the idea with Zondervan Publishing and they made us an offer. It was a tight deadline, but the words flowed easily. I've written 88 books, but this is my first novel. I loved the process and really came to care for the characters.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I hope they'll laugh along with the humor, be moved by the story, and grow to love Josiah as I have.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I was inspired by the character of Josiah Stoltzfus. His Lincoln-like wit and back to basics attitude reminded me, and I hope all readers, of what is truly important in life.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Bob Hope, Bill Cosby, Phyllis Diller, Erma Bombeck, Steve Martin, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, and so many others.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: