In the Hollow of God's Hand
Born into an Amish-Mennonite family in West Liberty, Ohio, in 1881, Edward Z. Yoder survived countless pioneering challenges as he pushed westward across North America at the turn of the 20th century — from sodbusting and coal mining on the North Dakota prairies, to lumbering in Minnesota's rough logging camps, to subsistence farming in Oregon's verdant Willamette Valley. After rejecting his Amish-Mennonite roots, Edd finds himself being chosen by lot to be a Mennonite minister: an unpaid, lifelong position. Through two World Wars and the Great Depression, Edd fights for his church's position on nonresistance, narrowly escapes a lynch mob, and struggles to feed his family of seven children in a world turned upside down by economic disaster. In the Hollow of God's Hand is the true story of one man's faithfulness through unbelievable hardship, and his personal and spiritual triumph over nearly insurmountable adversity.