Return to Flat Run is a novel based upon the true story of my grandfather, Anderson Boggs a circuit riding preacher and my grandmother, Mistie Howard Boggs.
After planting and pastoring churches for nine years in the mountains of Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia, Anderson a twenty-eight year old preacher saw Mistie Howard a sixteen year old girl for the first time. Immediately he knew she was the one the LORD had chosen to be his wife.
A few years earlier, Mistie had memorized a passage of Scripture from the Book of Ruth. “Whither thou goest, I will go; and whither thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried” (1:16-17).
Mistie didn’t know when she memorized that passage of Scripture it would be the outline of her life.
Robert P. Holland, B.A., M. Div., is an ordained minister and served as senior pastor of United Methodist and Assembly of God Churches from 1965 until 2002. Since then he has served as the associate pastor at First Assembly in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Other books by the author are: How to Live a Life of Righteousness Peace and Joy REGARDLESS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES, The Chosen Fast & Prayer, The Color Illustrated Wisdom & Promise Study Bible, and. How to Study the Bible Using Your PC to Color Illustrate Text will be available in January of 2016. Robert and his wife Dolly, also an ordained minister, have been married sixty-one years. They have two married daughters, three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Robert and Dolly enjoy ministering, blogging, and living on their wildlife refuge.