By Way of the Wilderness

Read by TriciaG

(4.8 stars; 12 reviews)

Wayne Pierson can’t remember a time when his life was easy. Enemies in the form of a stepmother and stepbrother have come between Wayne and his father, and now he is without a home. His one ally is his Aunt Crete, but even she can't be told everything. Wayne can never forgive the people who made his life a misery. But with his heart so full of bitterness, can there ever be room in his heart for Christ - or for real, pure love?

Some people, it seems, must go through life "by way of the wilderness" - through the really difficult paths, until they learn their own inadequacy and the pride is subdued, so that they can finally embrace the God they so need. - Summary by TriciaG

NOTE: The emotional abuse portrayed in the first few chapters of this story may be disturbing to regular listeners of Pansy. (9 hr 47 min)


Revelations 22:16 Read by TriciaG
He Meant to Be Good 19:19 Read by TriciaG
"If Only --" 19:57 Read by TriciaG
A Crisis 21:41 Read by TriciaG
Apologies 19:32 Read by TriciaG
Enid 20:14 Read by TriciaG
A Fateful Letter 21:58 Read by TriciaG
The "Upper Deestrict" 19:55 Read by TriciaG
"I might be a Fool" 18:47 Read by TriciaG
"Wayne Lorimer Pierson" 18:08 Read by TriciaG
"Bethune Breckinridge Armitage" 19:56 Read by TriciaG
The Way Out 22:51 Read by TriciaG
Progress, and Problems 21:00 Read by TriciaG
"Sarah" 21:08 Read by TriciaG
"Do you really mean it?" 22:43 Read by TriciaG
A Counterfeiter's State of Mind 21:48 Read by TriciaG
Educating a Conscience 20:04 Read by TriciaG
Conscience Salve 21:22 Read by TriciaG
"Who is Sarah Jane?" 22:31 Read by TriciaG
The Demands of Decency 23:24 Read by TriciaG
Whither? 19:50 Read by TriciaG
A Land Not Inhabited 20:37 Read by TriciaG
"I will fear no Evil" 21:13 Read by TriciaG
A Weary Way 21:33 Read by TriciaG
"All that is left of him" 22:10 Read by TriciaG
By the Way of Peace 19:52 Read by TriciaG
"The Lord thy God hath led thee" 20:20 Read by TriciaG
"By a way that they know not" 23:47 Read by TriciaG


Interesting Characters

(5 stars)

Pride, stubbornness, incomplete communication and a somewhat confused sense of honor all combine to damage 3 families. It's a refreshing change from Pansy's frequent emphasis on the Temperance movement. (BTW, I really think the trigger warning in the synopsis was overdone. There was no physical abuse, and no deliberate emotional abuse from any of the adults in the story. )


(5 stars)

I normally don't listen to audio books but i gave them a chance through this recording and loved it.

(5 stars)

oh my, I loved this book, the lord works in mysterious ways