Definitely enjoyable, a quaint view of a preacher’s flock in small-town Mitford, North Carolina. Unlike some religious books, this story does not drown the reader with passages from the bible, barely masked sermons and declarations of divine faith. It is an honest and heart-warming easy look at their daily lives.
Father Tim has led his flock in Mitford for over thirty years with nary a vacation– no time for one! Besides conducting services, visiting parishioners and other regular duties, he suddenly becomes the owner and friend of a large scripture-loving dog, takes in a 11-year old who has had too much to bear, contracts diabetes, and finds stolen jewels in a church closet.
(It has also been made into a musical.)