Up the Hill: Folk tales from the grave by James Calvin Schaap

by James Calvin Schaap

Set in a small prairie town in northwest Iowa, and narrated from the grave in a voice that is often humorous, elucidatory, and enlightening, these interconnected folk tales capture how the dearly departed handle being spirits in a world that continues on without them, but also with them.

In Up the Hill, death is intimate, and sometimes painful, but it is a threshold to understanding—not only for the deceased, but for the living. The result is forgiveness, redemption, and divine intervention and proof that “you get a whole lot smarter when you die.”

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Dordt College Press (ISBN 978-1-940567-15-0)

175 pages, $15.00 paperback

Available from the Dordt College Bookstore, and all major online booksellers.