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How the west was really won Apr 21, 2008
We've all seen the shoot-'em-up westerns with various bad guys chasing various other bad guys from Dodge City to Deadwood, but that's really not the way the West was won. Rather, it was settled by well-meaning people who, with the help of God and their own hard work, committed themselves to making the wilderness a place where families could live and thrive.
"The Journey, Book One," is the story of Rose and David Coulter, young newlyweds, who with help and encouragement from their parents, take that giant step in the 1870's away from the known frontier of Illinois into the vast and largely unknown Nebraska territory. Rose spends months beforehand learning to bake and sew -- no Wal-Marts yet! -- while David must learn how to build a house, plan and raise crops, and all the other tasks associated with a move so far away from friends and family.
The young couple is guided by their faith in God and their willingness to meet each challenge with an open heart and mind, to stand firm in their beliefs, and to help others as well.
What they find in the west is a beautiful valley, filled with promise, but not without the need to plan carefully, work tirelessly, respect each other and their neighbors, and always remember that what they sow now, they will reap later.
The title, "The Journey, Book One," infers that there are more books to come in Rose and David's life adventure. In this installment, the couple manages to establish themselves in what is now Wyoming, but they've only just begun. In addition, the community they help to found is not isolated from the world, but also must confront the problems of crime, sickness, abandonment, etc. The way these challenges are met is what gives "The Journey" its unique value, and makes it an example for what Christians can and should do during their sojourn on this earth for themselves and others.