The Gate

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Every life is a story. Schuyler Hunt is about to come face-to-face with the author of his.

When a planned getaway with his wife turns into a shopping trip for the girls, Schuyler Hunt finds himself looking for something else to do. An ad for a vacation cottage catches his eye, and he sets off in search of a much-needed break. When he arrives, he finds something far different from the typical summer home experience. In fact, he may have found a little slice of heaven.

The proprietor—along with a number of unexpected and yet familiar guests—welcomes him with food, rest, and conversation, until what started out as an escape from everyday life turns into something much, much more . . .

“There is a real world all around us. We taste and feel it every day. There is also another world where God dwells and those who have gone before us live with Jesus. Dann Stouten helps us discover that these two places intersect more than we often notice. If we pay close attention, we just might see, smell, and learn to taste the goodness of a world beyond this one.”—Kevin Harney, author of Reckless Faith


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"Dann Stouten is a master storyteller. There is a real world all around us. We taste and feel it every day. There is also another world where God dwells and those who have gone before us live with Jesus. Dann Stouten helps us discover that these two places intersect more than we often notice. If we pay close attention, we just might see, smell, and learn to taste the goodness of a world beyond this one. Here is my advice: get this book, pour a cup of coffee, find a comfortable chair, and enjoy!"

Kevin Harney (kevingharney.com), lead pastor of Shoreline Church in Monterey, CA, and author of Reckless Faith and the Organic Outreach series


The Author

  1. Dann A. Stouten

    Dann A. Stouten

    Dann A. Stouten is former senior pastor of Community Reformed Church in Zeeland, Michigan. After a highly successful career in the auto industry, Dann returned to school and earned his DMin in narrative preaching. This is his first novel.

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"Where The Gate really excels . . . is with the portrayals of the visitors Sky receives during his time in heaven, residents there who had cared for Sky, impacted his life, and offer company and wisdom. Stouten carefully blends their histories with heavenly interactions and life lessons in this engaging Christian novel. For reflective readers, The Gate is a poignant look at life beyond earth and how to use the time we do have here to love others well."

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