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Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
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Torry Martina comedian, actor, and hippiefled from California to the wilderness of Alaska, searching for answers to life's big questions. He found what he was looking for...and a lot more!
A moose got its head stuck in Torry's window. A reindeer was trapped in his kitchen. A bear almost prevented him from reaching his airplane. He once woke up frozen to his cabin floor.
Like the Israelites of old, Torry experienced plenty of miracles and mishaps in the wilderness. And like them, he came face-to-face with God and was changed forever.
Each of these true stories of Torry's hilarious blunders and misfortunes contains a nugget of truth, but one theme prevails: If God can reclaim and repurpose Torry Martin's life, He can do the same for you and those you love.
Torry Martin is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, and comedian. He has written for Focus on the Familys Adventures in Odyssey and has cowritten screenplays for several films. As an actor, Torry has appeared in many movies, including Hallmarks The Ultimate Legacy.
Doug Peterson is the Gold-Medallion winning author of over 60 books, including 42 for the popular VeggieTales series and 4 historical novels. He lives in Champaign, Illinois, where he also writes for the University of Illinois.
AnnelrBrighton, MIAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Face to Face with God in AlaskaApril 19, 2017AnnelrBrighton, MIAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Of Moose and Men by Torry Martin is a humorous look at snippets of life in Alaska. He shares stories of being chased by goats, dive-bombed by goshawks, intimidated by a mama moose protecting her twin newborns and terrorized by a bear. Mishaps with vehicles in the snow and ice (he had to be towed three times in one day!) and silly antics on the electric horse in Walmart are stories that had me laughing out loud. Martin writes with honesty about his flaws and connects with his readers because we have all been in situations where we need God to intervene. And with each comedic tale, and with the accounts of answered prayers, the author has a practical, spiritual application for life. Reminders that God does care and is aware of our circumstances, and He will not give up on us.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Book Club network. A favorable review was not required and opinions are my own.
lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5men would love this book!March 31, 2017lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is about the hilarious misadventures of Torry Martin and his friend Rob in the beautiful but dangerous state of Alaska. I say dangerous, but only because of the bears and other predators that live in the wilderness. In each hilarious misadventure that Torry reiterates, he finds God working in mysterious ways. For this hippie, his trials work to make his spiritual life stronger in his walk with God, which is an inspiration to all of us (however hilarious).
I would recommend this book to others for its clean humor and insights that God can use anyone, even a misfit like Torry Martin to use his gifts to inspire others to find God. At the end of each chapter, he makes some excellent points such as at the end of the final chapter he states that Jesus doesnt promise an easy life once you have accepted Him, but things are easier to bear knowing we will be with Him in the end. I like also how he writes this book with a wonderful sense of humor. I hope others who read this book not only read it for a good laugh, but also find the spiritual insights the author(s) give that in the midst of lifes craziness our Heavenly Father is always with us.
MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Hilarious and hopefulMarch 6, 2017MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is packed with humorous stories that evoke spiritual lessons. Its tales remind me a bit of Pat McManus, with life lessons added. Torry Martin draws from his personal experiences in Alaska and beyond to entertain readers and make them think too. Its 27 chapters are quick to read as you feel for the men in their dire straits. I recommend it for a fun escape from your own trials. I like the way he draws applicable teaching from everyday, and not-so-ordinary, events. I received this book through Book Fun Club. All opinions are my own.
callieghCharlotte, NCAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Life In AlaskaFebruary 3, 2017callieghCharlotte, NCAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I usually do not read most non fiction book, however, I thought that I would try Of Moose and Men by Torry Martin and Doug Peterson. I wasn't disappointed. The way in which he writes his stories are well thought out and hilarious. While one would think that these stories could be a point of fiction, they are not. Each story happened to Torry or his friends in Alaska. From the Moose stealing his window to the life lesson that Torry is able to find in each, the reader is brought along on his remarkable journey. Alaska has long been a state that I would love to visit. Maybe one day! However, it is books such as this that bring me to the "wild" frontier. On the other side, I love how Torry is able to find a "lesson" in each adventure. It gives the reader a stronger reason to look for God moments in all that they encounter. Many times God is trying to teach us and wants us to learn. I very much enjoyed my copy of Of Moose and Men. I look forward to finding more books by this author. I received a copy through bookfun.org. The review and my enjoyment of the story are strictly my own.
nkwbookreviewer5 Stars Out Of 5Humorous Inspiring 5 Stars from me!February 2, 2017nkwbookreviewerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"Of Moose and Men: Lost and Found in Alaska" by authors Torry Martin and Doug Peterson is like no other book I have heard. It is humorous, lighthearted and yet pulls in life lessons and Biblical stories. It tells reads that God loves us all. This 224 page paperback book is published by Harvest House and is a fun, inspiring read.
It takes place in Alaska. If you have never been to Alaska, after reading this book you will feel like you have been. The author's use vivid descriptions, emotions and the wild animals of the region to paint a masterpiece of words. Not only did I smile and chuckle, I laughed at parts that I read. Other stories were more somber.
Some of the chapters are titled: The Prodigal Reindeer; Shake, Rattle and Roar; The Hypocrite in the Outhouse; and Driving Me Crazy. You will hear stories with reindeer (one of my favorites), moose, and bear.
The book is divided into small chapters that focus on a particular issue. After a very engaging story the author concludes with applying the story to a particular Bible passage and its message to us. This funny book has inspirational lessons to learn in an entertaining way. Each message gives readers something to reflect in their own life. Do I judge others? Have I strayed? The messages stuck with me long after the book was finished.
This us a cute but powerful book. Any book that causes readers to evaluate their Walk is definitely worth reading. I think it is geared more toward men but it was enjoyable for me. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a humorous Christian book to encourage them or to a seeker. It could be read by someone wanting to learn about Alaska, too. This would make a fun book for a church small group. I rated it 5 out of 5 stars. I was given the book by Book Fun (The Book Club Network) and this is my honest review.