Of Moose and Men-Lost and Found in Alaska Book Review

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Of Moose and Men-Lost and Found in Alaska is the latest book by award-winning actor, comedian, writer and Hippie for the Holy One, Torry Martin, that tells of Torry’s time looking for and finding God in Alaska.

I met Torry three years ago at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference and do not believe I have ever laughed so hard listening to someone speak of their life adventures the way I laughed when Torry told about his.

Gospel tract flinging mall walkers asking for prayer because their corns are killing them?

Explaining to one of the Point of Grace singers during an awards ceremony how the Incinolet toilet in his Alaska cabin worked?

The disastrous tale of dying his beard neon-orange Luscious Mango only to be pulled over while driving by the police because he wore a ski mask in the heat of summer to hide it?

Torry relates each of these misadventures in Of Moose and Men-Lost and Found in Alaska, yet hearing them with his comedic pauses and gestures is 100 times funnier. Guess you had to be there. 🙂

Torry is a master story teller but not just because he is soooo funny, but because he ties his life lessons to scriptural life lessons each of us can learn from. At the end of each chapter of his book Torry relates how his misadventures, and let me tell you, he definitely has had some doozies of misadventures, holds a life lesson for all of us.

Then there is the story of the day Torry fed a bull moose carrots through the window of his cabin. Yes. He. Did. The moose decided to stick his head, antlers and all, through the tiny window and got stuck. Understandably, the moose was not pleased with Torry’s attempts to push his head back outside.

You’ll need to read the book to find out what happened but at the end of that chapter, Torry compared that misadventure with the way we often underestimate Satan’s power and the havoc Satan causes in our lives.

Torry is an extremely funny guy but more importantly, he is a Child of the One True King who lives his life as a Hippie for the Holy One, spreading the Gospel wherever he goes.

And he does it without flinging tracts at you while walking around the mall.

Have you read this book? If so, what was your impression of it?

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I wish you well.


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