Trapped between the fires of war were pioneer families whose chief aim was to spend their years in independence and peace
Longwood, FL (Vocus) July 17, 2010
When James Danbury threw open the door to his pastor on a stormy night in 1842, he never imagined that the news his pastor carried—and the bundle he cradled in his arms—would forever change the Danbury world. Island in the Sun ($18.99, paperback, 978-1-61579-985-5), a story by co-authors Charles Carrin and Dorothy Easley, chronicles the trials of a pioneer family whose faith and commitment to Jesus Christ sustained them and ultimately gave them victory through the devastation of the Seminole War and the Civil War.
“Trapped between the fires of war were pioneer families whose chief aim was to spend their years in independence and peace,” the author says. “Tragically, it was many of these same homesteaders whose blood provided the ink to sign documents of both wars. In many cases, families were scattered and churches burned. How one authentic Christian family faced the crisis and survived is told in our book.”
Carrin, a naturalist and historian who has devoted much of his life to exploring the history of the state his ancestors helped establish, and Easley, who is descended from pioneers who founded a trading post in Florida, wrote this book to share their rich personal history with passion and insight. It is their hope that this story of survival and determination will resonate with readers from all walks of life.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,300 titles published to date. Retailers may order Island in the Sun through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Island in the Sun is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.