In this sequel to Wright’s best-selling Shepherd of the Hills,
also published by Pelican, Dan Matthews, son of Sammy and Young Matt, becomes the new minister of the Midwestern town of Corinth. The peaceful town is turned askew when the town’s new nurse, the minister’s romantic interest, comes to the aid of an outcast woman after her suicide attempt. Dan battles his conscience about whether to be the spiritual puppet of the church elders or to prescribe a dose of heavy ministry to his ailing congregation.
The Calling of Dan Matthews is a timeless story based on the principle of neighborly kindness and community fellowship. First published in 1909, it depicts life in small-town America through the eyes of a rural minister. Its themes remain socially relevant today for readers from rural and urban upbringings.