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Blue Valley of Hope: Historical Christian Fiction A Mormon Elder Searches for Lost Sprituality and Love During the Civil War While Serving as a Rebel Officer

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In 1858, Rex Shumway was a young, idealistic Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He sets out to bring the fullness of the Gospels in missionary work before the onset of America's Civil War. Rex is swept up in the tidal wave of war that spills over into the Shenandoah Valley where he had set down roots. Tested with tragedy, Rex loses his spirtual compa In 1858, Rex Shumway was a young, idealistic Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He sets out to bring the fullness of the Gospels in missionary work before the onset of America's Civil War. Rex is swept up in the tidal wave of war that spills over into the Shenandoah Valley where he had set down roots. Tested with tragedy, Rex loses his spirtual compass as the war rages. Like flotsam on the sea, he moves through the war trying to regain his keel. He comes to be General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's staff minister and is thrust into the company or Rose O'Neal Greenhow, the famous spy. Near the end of the war, Rex finds himself in Andersonville, a notorious Rebel war prison. Located in Fort Sumter, it was known for the death of 100 Union soldiers each day.


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In 1858, Rex Shumway was a young, idealistic Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He sets out to bring the fullness of the Gospels in missionary work before the onset of America's Civil War. Rex is swept up in the tidal wave of war that spills over into the Shenandoah Valley where he had set down roots. Tested with tragedy, Rex loses his spirtual compa In 1858, Rex Shumway was a young, idealistic Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He sets out to bring the fullness of the Gospels in missionary work before the onset of America's Civil War. Rex is swept up in the tidal wave of war that spills over into the Shenandoah Valley where he had set down roots. Tested with tragedy, Rex loses his spirtual compass as the war rages. Like flotsam on the sea, he moves through the war trying to regain his keel. He comes to be General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's staff minister and is thrust into the company or Rose O'Neal Greenhow, the famous spy. Near the end of the war, Rex finds himself in Andersonville, a notorious Rebel war prison. Located in Fort Sumter, it was known for the death of 100 Union soldiers each day.

34 review for Blue Valley of Hope: Historical Christian Fiction A Mormon Elder Searches for Lost Sprituality and Love During the Civil War While Serving as a Rebel Officer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mary Barrett

    5 stars Very well written about the horrors of loss and deprivation surrounding the civil war. This book was written about an elder in the Morman church that was a minister to the men who fought in the confederate army. It kept me up until I was able to finish the whole book.

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    joy hill

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