The word, warrior, seems to be coming to mind lately. I used it in the song about my Dad’s departure to heaven to describe him and then, when I recently met with the men featured in the video posted here, I realized that they too are warriors of the faith, a group I am humbled to call my friends. The truth is, because we who name the name of Christ must fight daily against unrighteousness in our own lives and in our world, we are all warriors of the road.
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Hunting season has arrived again and this book can help you get the most taste out of the game you bring home.
Blessings on your season!!!
Steve & Annie
On May 9th I left Tennessee and headed to Sitka, Alaska to brown bear hunt with guide, Dale Adams, from Adams Alaskan Safaris. What an awesome experience to say the least.
From eating fresh caught crabs and shrimp nearly every day to viewing massive whales, beautiful eagles, sea lions and otters and being surrounded by some of the earth’s most incredible geography, it was the trip of a lifetime.
As if all awesome views and tasty food were not enough to take in, a really heart-pounding event occurred on day two of the adventure. That’s when we spotted a brown bear that measured over nine feet tall and weighed close to a thousand pounds. The result of the encounter is pictured below.
My thanks to the “team” aboard the boat, “Surveyor,” for their help with the monstrous bear. Left to right are, Jason Rumsey, Wayne Marcho, the old guy, Lindsey Williams, Dale Adams, and Alex Carter. (Not pictured is Dale’s wife, Lori, who went along and did the cooking. Every meal was a gastronomical jubilee!! I think I weigh an extra ten pounds.)
Turkey season is underway here in Tennessee and last week was a very rare “double double” for me. On two different days I got to go chase birds with two of the best guys on the planet and on both hunts we each encountered sizable gobblers. As we worked hard together to outsmart the wily longbeards I thought of the verse in Ecclesiastes 4 that says, “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.” (v. 9) Here’s a picture of the “return” we had at our dinner table!
Annie outdid herself with this combination of deep fried, fresh wild turkey, cole slaw and a buttered baked sweet potato. It was a perfectly scrumptious way to respect the life of the gobbler that I brought home. (You can find her recipe in our cookbook, “The Hunter’s Cook Book” on our book page.)
And here I am with my two comrades after each hunt. On the left is Lindsey Williams, on the right is Jason Cruise. How grateful I am for their friendship and the fellowship we enjoyed between the sound of goblin’! (Stay tuned for a link to a video featuring the hunt with Jason.)
If you’ve never been to a Wild Game Dinner event to hear Steve speak…or, if you’ve been to an event and want to relive the experience or let someone else enjoy it, here’s your chance.
This new DVD is a live recording of an event that took place at Life Community Church in Jamestown, NC. It includes unforgettable stories brought to life from Steve’s books, memorable video clips as well as entertaining songs filled with lyrics that will move your heart. The songs featured are: Let ‘Em Be Boys, First One, Just Add Water, I Want to Go With My Daddy, Follow the Blood, and Finish Well.
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Blessings on your seasons!
During this hunting season I’ve received some very nice emails from hunters reporting that they are reading the devotional version of A Look At Life From A Deer Stand while in the deer stand. Here’s a couple of photos they have sent along with a touching message from a fellow hunter named, Joe.
Hello sir. I am emailing you this picture along with my story. As a 29 year old man in the world today, it is a rough world. I was a struggling Christian who wanted to be a better man, but also live in the world. A month ago I found myself in a place where I felt hopeless, stuck, and sad. So I turned to what I knew from my childhood and that was Christ. I am more then a avid hunter as I currently am with a outdoor show and am blessed to share my moments in the woods with people on TV. The other day I was walking in Walmart and found the daily devotional. I saw it’s size and thought it be a nice thing to have to put in my pack to go with me to the treestand. So here is a photo I took yesterday. I find the woods to be pure still and a place I feel closest to God and can talk to him. Please share this photo with Steve and tell him thank you for making great books for guys like me to read and enjoy. Thank you.Its a blessing to get this kind of feedback from hunters and fishermen. My sincere thanks to each one who has responded and continued blessings on your seasons!!!Steve Chapman
If you have or had a teacher who deserves your thanks for what they did for you, be sure to let them know. I was grateful to have the opportunity to recently thank the sweet woman who was my creative writing class teacher in my senior year of high school. You’ll meet Mrs Margaret Withrow in this video and learn why I consider her as one the most influential people in my life.
The detailed story of how Mrs. Withrow planted the seed of writing in my heart is in chapter 11 of my book, “Another Look At Life From A Deer Stand.” The chapter title is, “Turtle on a Fencepost.”
My sincere thanks to Harvest House Publishers in Eugene, Oregon for their hand in the blessing I was able to give to Mrs. Withrow.
I went for my every-other-day-four-mile-walk and was so glad I had my camera phone with me. I was so excited to take a picture so others could see what I beheld. I quickly took the shot then put my phone away and just stood there and enjoyed our Creator’s incredible handiwork.
I stayed long enough for the sun to change positions and bring a close to the unique light show then I continued my walk. As I headed deeper into the countryside I thought about what a blessing it is to know who to thank for scenes like the one I was privileged to see.
I can’t even imagine seeing the “sun-tree” (as I refer to it now each time I pass it) and then denying that God is the one who is responsible for the making of it. I’d have to be a fool to believe what I saw was merely a product of cosmic happenstance.
Here’s a song that was born from encounters like this with God’s creative awesomeness.
Hey guys…hunting season is now open across the nation and its not only time to for us to enjoy the “fair chase” its also time to get an important reminder that deer is only one way to spell the word. I hope you won’t forget about your dear during this hunting season.
I don’t suggest that you stop doing what you like to do in order to not make your wife a “deer widow” from now until January. Instead, I want to help you do the hunting thing right. I can assist you in doing it in a way that will not only help her appreciate your passion for the outdoors but she just might actually encourage you to get out there and enjoy it. All it requires is to do a little reading. To find out how I can help, watch the video below….and may your season be safe and successful!
I’m excited and grateful to introduce my latest book release written especially for hunters.
The Tales Hunters Tell is just what the subtitle implies, “stories of adventure and inspiration!” The tales are based on stories I’ve lived as well as some I’ve heard along the trail of life. I suspect you’ll smile a lot while reading because you’ll see yourself in the scenes, and because hunters can be an emotional lot, your eyes might even get a little misty with one of the stories.
In addition to the ten new tales in the book, Harvest House Publishers has graciously included the entire text of the original book titled, “Full Draw.” This suspenseful story is about a hunter named Joe Tanner who, while in the woods pursuing the elusive whitetail, finds himself being pursued by a couple of dangerous fugitives. His only hope for survival is to use his hunting skills. You’ll also be intrigued by the way his wife, son and a few friends get involved in the fray.
My thanks to all of you have read my previous books for hunters and I hope you’ll enjoy this new offering. With deer season not too far away you’ll need some reading material while you wait for the big one to walk under your stand. Just don’t forget to look up every once in a while as you read!