Former Grace Brethren pastor, Wendell Kent (pictured at right), is an author again. His third book, Head for the Hills, was recently reviewed in the Chaffee County Times, near where Wendell and his wife, Pat, live in Buena Vista, Co.
Most of the names are familiar, and all of them were drawn to mountains, Kent says. Katharine Lee Bates, John Denver and Joseph Machebeuf are included. At the end of each profile, Kent tells his readers what the person ‘found’ after heading to the mountains. Lowell Thomas found fame, but Augusta Tabor found heartbreak.
The Big Four? They’re the presidents immortalized on South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore. If those four heads could talk to each other, what would they say? Kent’s imagination provides the answer in his ‘The Big Four’ chapter of Head for the Hills.
Kent has successfully kept throughout the book his theme of how people have been influenced by mountains and why they are drawn to the hills.”