An unexpected arrival changes everything in David A. Tester's inspiring new memoir, Angels in the Pigpen.
David is a small town minister whose world is turned upside down by the arrival of an injured piglet at his door.
He and his family soon fall in love with "Wilbur," who becomes more and more a part of the family as he gets older.
The bigger he gets, however, the harder it becomes for David to feed and control his rambunctious pet-and finally the local government orders Wilbur out.
Heartsick at the loss of their cherished pig, the Tester family's hope is revived when David is invited to minister in another town. After receiving approval to bring Wilbur along, the reunited family starts a new adventure in a new city.
Readers are sure to laugh along with the wild adventures and hilarious mischief Wilbur gets into-from rolling around in a neighbor's perfectly landscaped lawn to having local policemen search all over town after he escapes his pen and makes a run for it.
Above all, Angels in the Pigpen beautifully reflects on the unexpected blessings that can come from the most surprising sources.
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About the Author
David A. Tester graduated from Charleston Southern University with a bachelor's degree before earning a master's of divinity degree from Southeastern Seminary.
A retired minister and hospice chaplain, Tester often volunteers at a horse rescue farm. He has had work published in the Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling and recently published his first memoir, Angels in the Pigpen.
Tester is married with a son and a daughter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Angels in the Pigpen is a moving book that inspires emotions from laughter to tears. I laughed out loud on many pages. You will love Wilbur just as the writer and his family did. A must read for those who love animals. A fun read for those who love life and laughter. Have fun exploring Wilbur's world!
Author David Tester weaves vital life lessons into a true story surrounding unimaginable predicaments that unfold following the humane act of adopting a wounded piglet. In his "fireside chat" voice sprinkled with the right dose of humor, the author subtly offers the reader - and the children to whom one might read - multiple opportunities for character development. I laughed multiple times, and I cried one meaningful, soul-gripping time, but perhaps most telling of all what a good read this book is, I read it in one fixated sitting. Holly Latty-Mann