My Flock in Yankee Blue

A Chaplain’s Diary

by M. J. P. Padre



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/24/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 334
ISBN : 9781524578626
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 334
ISBN : 9781524578619
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 334
ISBN : 9781524578633

About the Book

Join Pastor Joshua Campbell as he anguishes over accepting a calling as chaplain of his town’s militia during the American Civil War. Feel his guilt as he disrupts the only life his family knows. Follow him on the battlefields where he makes a life-or-death decision amid the brutality of a confederate cavalry charge. Experience with him the living hell of field hospitals during the throes of battle. Listen with him to the agonizing last breaths of the young men he baptized as babies as he writes their final words to their families. Watch the secret battle he wages with God that drives him unmercifully and has him looking to a release that he has come to understand, but disdains. See the life of an American Civil War chaplain come alive in this debut novel, part one of a series.

About the Author

Author Biography M.J.P. Padre is a new, exciting, American Civil War historical novelist with a unique background. Padre has written local community newspaper and sports magazine columns for the Sacramento area. He has been a Civil War re-enactor for the past sixteen years and spent thirteen years as a Chaplain in community veterans organizations, where he had firsthand experience helping people with their lives. In addition to this, he spent six years as a member of the Center for Military History, of the California State Military Reserve. Padre is married to Sharon, who is a volunteer docent at the Sacramento Zoo. They have two cats, Rocky and Puddin, and reside in Sacramento, California.