Rowdy Slater was the most incorrigible paratrooper in the 101st Airborne division during WW2, which meant that not only was he awarded for bravery but he also was rewarded for busting in a guy’s head during a bar fight with time in a military prison. Once out of prison, work wasn’t readily available, so he drifted into robbing banks. Hardly the kind of man a pastoral committee is looking for to lead a church. But when he robs the bank in the tiny town of Cut Eye, Texas, and experiences a change of heart that leads him to return the money, that’s exactly the bargain the sheriff offers him–pastor the church for a year, or go to jail right then and there.
What would you do? Preach or face prison? Head over to 5 Minutes for Mom to read the rest of my review and enter to win a copy of Feast for Thieves. I’ll add that this is a very enjoyable book, one with a wide appeal. I had to snatch it back from my teenaged sons, but I was just as anxious to finish it myself.