“God and the Groceryman” by Harold Bell Wright is a thought-provoking and uplifting novel that explores the timeless themes of faith, love, and redemption. Written by one of America’s most celebrated authors of the early 20th century, the book tells the story of a small-town grocer who, through a series of trials and tribulations, discovers the true meaning of life and the power of faith. The last book of his trilogy about his character, Dan Matthews, who rose from being a humble Christian in a small community to become a millionaire businessman. Like so many Americans during the time, he becomes disillusioned with the denominization that grew in the nation, the entertainment that crept in and replaced Biblical principles being taught in the churches and the homes, and the effect this turning from the basics of simple, true Christianity had on the people and the nation.
The novel explores the complex relationship between faith and everyday life. The grocer in the story is a man who is struggling to find purpose and meaning in his life, and through his struggles, he learns that faith is not something that is separate from everyday life but something that is woven into it.
“God and the Groceryman” is an inspiring and uplifting novel that is sure to resonate with readers of all backgrounds and beliefs. Harold Bell Wright’s writing is masterful, and the story is both entertaining and meaningful – and represents an uplifting read that will leave them feeling inspired and hopeful.
About the Author: Harold Bell Wright was one of the most successful, if not the most successful novelists in the early 20th century. He was a best-selling American writer of fiction, essays, and nonfiction. Although largely forgotten or ignored after the middle of the 20th century, he had a very successful career; he is said to have been the first American writer to sell a million copies of a novel and the first to make $1 million from writing fiction.