“A Pastor’s Heart”

Take a step back in time with Katharine Wool Parrish’s latest book that tells the story of leaders from two very different pastorates in the American South. “A Pastor’s Heart” is a fictional story drawn from the lives of real people very dear to Katherine and that love shows on every page of this charming book. Purchase the book today on Amazon or by emailing Katharine.

A Pastor’s Heart begins with the story of Jim’s father, a Presbyterian pastor in Virginia and North Carolina. His mother’s prayer for a son “with a pastor’s heart” was granted, just before her death, in 1901, when he was born. Written as fiction (names changed) based on the known facts about Jim’s family, background and ministry, the book honors his faith and calling. From a small pastorate in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, to pastorates and church courts served in Alabama, West Virginia and South Carolina, the story honors the family life, trials and victorious faith of an ordinary man endowed with a pastor’s heart.

Listen in as Katharine tells more about her life and why she wrote “A Pastor’s Heart.”

About Katharine Wool Parrish:

Katharine has published five books and over a hundred articles. She grew up in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia and is a Cary High School graduate. Katharine’s articles have appeared in OUR STATE Magazine, GUIDEPOSTS, THE CARY NEWS, MATURE LIVING, CHRISTIAN HOME, HOME LIFE, MATURE YEARS and numerous publications, as well as two anthologies. She has earned awards from Tar Heel Writers’ Roundtable, Blue Ridge Christians Writers’ and Florida Christian Writers’ Conference for poetry, short stories and articles. Katharine also taught writing for several years at Cary Christian School, the Town of Cary Arts and History Center as well as weekly writing classes for home school students in Cary.

Katharine taught Sunday School and Women’s Bible studies while writing her first book, Dustmop Devotionals, a devotional for women. Here is more information on three of Katharine’s books:  

Time of Singing: A Collection of Poems is a collection that includes some of Katharine’s thoughts on God’s love, mercy, grace, creation and majesty, the family, motherhood, grief and even some entertaining poems she calls “Nonsense Songs”.

Ready or Not: Surviving Grief, Living Abundantly  is a “been-there” guide to surviving the devastation of grief. Through this book, Katharine offers true sympathy, practical help and encouragement toward the promise of healing and new life. Presented in a devotional format, the book uses personal stories, applicable Scripture and the sound advice of trained counselors to offer understanding and a sense of accountability to the newly bereaved. 

Anna Kate and the Secret Treasure is written for 3rd graders and in this book that includes hand drawings, Katharine tells the story of Anna Kate who unearths a treasured family heirloom and learns its hundred-year-old story, she discovers the meaning of faith and family.

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