Elder Rich finally ended with a solemnly pronounced “amen.” Golden added his amen and opened his eyes.
Four ragtag-looking hillbillies with rifles stood watching them. They’d evidently heard the elders from the road and had been watching them while they prayed. The one with the longest rifle and the least amount of teeth looked at them coldly. “Ya’ll ain’t from ’round here, are ya?”
Golden had never been much of a runner, but the staccato pop of gunfire gave him wings as he and Elder Rich burned the breeze through the trees and brush.
J. Golden Kimball is as happy as a pig in spring mud until he receives an unexpected mission call to the South. In this fast-paced story filled with holy hijinks and missionary mayhem, Golden squares off with his characteristic cowboy sense of humor against everything from spiteful preachers to the threat of death at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan.
Join Golden as he takes on the South with these unbelievable but true stories.
Title: Open Fire: J. Golden Kimball Takes on the South
Author: Scott M. Hurst
Publisher: Bonneville Books/CFI
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Size: 288 pages, 6×9, softcover
This book was an interesting look at J. Golden Kimball’s missionary years. It was sometimes funny, informative, and even inspiring at times, but the omnipotent author intrusion is annoying and the assumption of what people are thinking and feeling makes the book more fiction than factual.