Author Jill Glassco invites you to not simply read Hoot Owl Hollow but to apply it to your life by means of thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter. These pages take you to Scripture verses related tothe chapter's theme and offer valuable personal application of biblical truths.
|Publisher:||Deep Sea Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)|
About the Author
Jill Glassco is best known for being an insightful and theologically sound Bible study writer and teacher for women and children from all walks of life. Jill graduated from Auburn University and the University of Southern Mississippi and began writing Christian storybooks for families in 2011. Her works includeThe Schoolhouse and Secrets of Shiloh. She and her husband, Phillip, reside in Birmingham, Alabama. The Glasscos are the parents of three grown children, proud grandparents times four, and active members of Church of the Highlands.
About the illustrator:
Ben Glassco, the author's eldest son, is a talented artist who graduated from Tusculum College with a bachelor's degree in graphic design and currently works in the cellular phone industry. Although raised in the city, Ben enjoys hunting and fishing on the Coosa River family farm and is married to Gabriela "Gabbi" Funes of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Ben and Gabbi reside in Birmingham, Alabama with one baby son and attend Church of the Highlands.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Rich Follett for Readers' Favorite Hoot Owl Hollow by Jill Watson Glassco is a pleasant, educational, Christian-centered family tale that will delight children and adults alike. Set in rural Georgia, Hoot Owl Hollow is the story of a veterinarian who leaves Atlanta to join the practice of a country doctor in the rural hollow of the title, the friends she makes there, and her experience of coming into the Christian faith as she is supported by the members of the community. Glassco’s tale is as educational as it is heartwarming - along the way, references to the writings of Ella Wheeler Wilcox and Cherokee culture color the narrative, interspersed between familiar Bible stories retold with the folksy charm of mountain culture. There is also a touch of mystery to propel the story forward; as any further mention of this element might spoil enjoyment, this mystery is best left for readers to discover on their own. Jill Watson Glassco’s Hoot Owl Hollow would be a perfect story for young adults to read and discuss as part of a youth group or church curriculum. At the beginning of each chapter, a Bible verse and designated space for writing “petitions from your heart to Jesus” encourage reflection and discussion. The story is written in a colloquial style with short, easily understood chapters entertaining enough to hold the interest of experienced readers but short enough not to prove daunting for reluctant or beginning readers. Hoot Owl Hollow by Jill Watson Glassco has all the elements of a classic family tale and will no doubt entertain and educate readers for years to come.