The Painted Hills

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Eloquent Books, 2009 - Fiction - 202 pages
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Set in the Old West, in the Oregon Trail town of The Dalles, The Painted Hills is a story of a man in need of salvation. John Luke Mark Matthews, called J.L., is a hard-drinking cowboy who loses his family due to his own carelessness. J.L. is saved from death by a circuit rider preacher, beginning his long journey of redemption and a calling to also become a traveling circuit rider. This first volume in the Circuit Rider Series takes place in the 1870s in The Painted Hills of Oregon. Next up in the series is Hells Canyon, America's deepest canyon, which lies along the Oregon, Washington and Idaho borders. Each scenic adventure takes place in Western sites steeped in history and myth, and they are places you can travel to today. So saddle up and come along for these great adventures. Author and Oregon native Dennis Ellingson takes Wild West stories to a new level in his Circuit Rider Series. As a pastor, Ellingson wants to help share the love of God while providing a family oriented Western series high in adventure, education and inspiration. He credits the brave men and women of God who took on great hardship and danger to share the gospel with the pioneers and settlers of the Old West.

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About the author (2009)

Ellingson is a pastor (Christian & Missionary Alliance), counselor, writer, and former Salvation Army officer. He and his wife Kit own Sprague River Herb Gardens near Sprague River, Oregon. The Ellingsons have two grown children and one grandchild. Dennis actively promotes his book in Oregon.

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