AL & JOANNA LACY
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
$12.99 U.S./$14.99 CAN
Rating: 4 Cups
John ‘The Stranger’ Brockman is a chief U.S. Marshal, married to a beautiful nurse Breanna, and he has two wonderful children. Even though he uses his fast acting hands to detain and, at times, kill outlaws, John believes that Christ is willing to accept anyone who opens their heart.
Whipley Langford is an outlaw who is a firm believer in not killing. When he is caught and sent to prison, Whip figures his life will be spent in the cell. After the warden of the prison is held hostage by two volatile prison inmates, the outlaw uses his wits to contain the situation, not realizing it will irrevocably change his life.
After being given a full pardon, thanks to the prison warden and his new friend John Brockman, Whipley heads to Denver. Turning over a new leaf, he decides to become a straight-up citizen, no more law-breaking moments for him. After he intercepts two train robbers, his life is put to the test, for he is framed for a murder that he did not commit. John must rush headlong to help save his new friend, hoping that Whipley will come to know Christ, that the justice system will not fail, and afraid that when they look at Whipley, all they will see is an ex-convict and outlaw.
Outlaw Marshal is a mixture of Wild Wild West meets Little House on the Prairie. Mr. and Mrs. Lacy have taken their faith in Christ and Christianity and written a tale worthy of any western story. Each character depicted in the story is shown with their own faith and belief, even those who are the condemned. At times, this story seemed to veer off the main storyline; however, the overall tale is an easy and good read. With smooth writing and people easily illustrated, this story will bring lightness to your heart and the goodness out of everyone.
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