Faith Like Potatoes: the story of a farmer who risked everything for God by Angus Buchan with Jan Greenough and Val Waldeck. Monarch Books, 2006. 174p. (9780825463358 (USA); 9781854247407 (UK))
If you’ve seen the movie you should definitely read the book. And if you haven’t seen the movie you should still read the book. It’s a wonderful testimony to God’s provision and guidance when we trust Him.
Angus Buchan is a tough, straightforward South African farmer of Scottish extraction, whose gentle but uncompromising faith has carried him through drought, financial crisis and family tragedy. Called by God to preach the gospel, he has found the Holy Spirit working through him in amazing miracles of provision, healing and changed lives.
Written in a very direct, straightforward style Angus tells his story simply and poignantly, never ashamed to admit his failings, never failing to give glory to God. He readily admits when he struggled to fully surrender to God’s will and shares what verses and encouragements helped him be obedient.
Angus was born in Southern Rhodesia (now called Zimbabwe), grew up in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), and eventually settled in South Africa with his family. I really enjoyed getting to know more about southern Africa through this book.
The disciples were ordinary men. Angus Buchan is an ordinary farmer. But he has allowed God to do extraordinary things through him. His love for God’s word and the power of prayer are shown over and over again. It’s a challenge to me to delve into the Bible more.
Go read it! Find it at a library near you; Buy it from ChristianBooks; Buy it from Barnes & Noble; (Updated 9/9/12: Buy it from Amazon)
Disclosure: I borrowed this book through Inter Library Loan. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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