My Rating: 5 Stars
Description: Torry Martin—a
comedian, actor, and hippie—fled from California to the wilderness of
Alaska, searching for answers to life's big questions. He found what he
was looking for...and a lot more!
A moose got its head stuck in
Torry's window. A reindeer was trapped in his kitchen. A bear almost
prevented him from reaching his airplane. He once woke up frozen to his
Like the Israelites of old, Torry experienced plenty
of miracles and mishaps in the wilderness. And like them, he came
face-to-face with God and was changed forever.
Each of these true
stories of Torry's hilarious blunders and misfortunes contains a nugget
of truth, but one theme prevails: If God can reclaim and repurpose
Torry Martin's life, He can do the same for you and those you love.
My Thoughts: A couple years ago, I was able to hear Torry Martin speak at a conference and I remember his lesson being one of my favorites that year. He was funny and his advice was practical. So when I saw this book up for review, I knew instantly that I wanted to read it. And am I ever glad that I did.
Of Moose and Men is a hilarious read. Torry's sense of humor shines through in every story that he tells, and I flipped through the pages faster than I would have imagined. Yet each chapter ends with a serious moment, where Torry explains just why he told that story and the lesson that he learned from it. The scriptures and insights he gives are powerful, and the simplicity of the moments God used in his life truly spoke to me.
There is a lot to think about with this book: what things we deem important or else take for granted, and how we interact with God in our everyday lives. I appreciate Torry's honesty as well as his wit when telling of his past, even though there were some moments that made me cringe. I highly recommend this, even for those who don't normally read non-fiction, as Torry Martin's (and Doug Peterson's) way of writing is easy to follow and very relatable.
I have provided an honest review after having received a copy of this book through the Book Fun Network.