“While reading He Called Himself a Barnstormer, a biographical novel, it is
difficult to distinguish fact from fiction, but what rings true throughout
is how God involves himself in the affairs of man through written
revelation as well as the seemingly random circumstances of one’s life that
are guided by divine providence. As the reader enjoys the story, hopefully
they will also reflect upon their own life to see how God is at work there
as well.” — Joe Williamson
Joe Williamson is the author of Finding YOUR Place in the World,
a book about discipleship which he has facilitated the teaching of in
The author has given us a delightful historical narrative in her book He Called Himself a Barnstormer, set in Middle America with adventures along the way from Ireland, the Caribbean, New York, and ending in Indiana. Those who enjoy history, migration, romance, and religious faith should travel along with the author on this important early American journey. —Stephen B. Plaster, PhD
Stephen Plaster is the author of several books of history, among which are Islam Anthology, Manuscripts Remembered, and Islam and Bible Prophecy. He also teaches
adult classes at First Baptist Church in Naples, Florida.
“The December air was bitterly cold and the ground was covered with a dusting of freshly-fallen snow. Gnarled branches of black leafless trees were silhouetted against the grey somber sky. There was an eerie, yet peaceful silence in the old Limberlost Cemetery as I stood reading the grave stone:
‘ELD. JAMES SCOTT, DIED JULY 19, 1891, AGED 90 Y. 9 M. 9 D. FOR SIXTY YEARS A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL HE DIED AT HIS POST.’
Looking at the obelisk of my great-great-great-grandfather, I had many questions about him and his life. He Called Himself a Barnstormer, a historical novel based on the life of this ancestor, proposes to answer many of those questions. Beautifully written and filled with imagery, it reiterates the principles upon which this country was founded, the hardships and heartaches suffered by our forebears, whose determination and devotion were steadfast.” —Bruce Barron, M.D.
Bruce Barron is an ophthalmologist. He lives in New Orleans and has authored and co-authored several medical publications. He, also being a descendant of James Scott, has passionately done much research on his family roots.