Pinehaven : A Mountain Pilgrimage

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Six months after holding his wife's hand in their darkened bedroom for the last time, former pastor and college professor Wes "Doc" Sheridan moves from Orange County, California, to a small Colorado mountain town in a quest for new meaning in life, for answers to the unanswerable questions surrounding his wife's death, for new insight into what the church should be, and for a path back to his once-strong relationship with God. He moved to the high country, but his journal takes him to places he could never have imagined.

Upon arrival in Bent River, deep in the Rocky Mountains, Doc quickly meets several of the town's colorful residents, some eventually turning into true friends. Many of these encounters occur in and around the Pinehaven Diner, located on the main road through town and the center of social life for this little community.

Doc's new friends who help him on the road to recovery include: a petite single mom who works as a waitress at the Haven; her precocious 11-year-old son; the eccentric wife and goofy husband owners of the local market; the wild-woman piano player at the Haven and her motorcycle-gang, ex-Marine husband; an ornery spinster ensconced in a mountain lodge; an old hippie mountain man with larger-than-life dreams.

Over the course of a year, Doc builds relationships of a depth he never had at his former megachurch, sees true community and love played out, restores his walk with God, and becomes part of something he believes in-all recorded in his brown leather journal. And just when things seem to be settling into place for Doc, a natural event hits Bent River that endangers all their lives.

This inspiring book shares one man's journey, set in a remote high country hamlet, populated with quirky townsfolk; think TV's Cheers meets a Hallmark Channel movie, with The Pilgrim's Progress sprinkled in for good measure.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17mm | 367g
  • English
  • 1680579983
  • 9781680579987