When an ad for a vacation cottage catches the eye of a man on the
edge of burnout, he impulsively sets off to visit the property while his wife
and daughters are away. When he arrives and is ushered through the gate, he
finds something far different from the typical vacation retreat. In fact, it
seems he may have found the back door to heaven. The proprietor and people from
his past welcome him with food, rest, and conversation until what started out as
a little escape from everyday life turns into an experience he will never
This imaginative novel explores the big questions we all have
about what lies beyond this earthly life. Readers hungry for a taste of heaven
will find in The Gate hope, encouragement, and pure joy.
Dann A. Stouten is senior pastor of Community Reformed Church in Zeeland,
Michigan, one of the fastest-growing churches on the West Michigan lakeshore.
After a highly successful career in the auto industry, Dann returned to school
and earned his DMin in narrative preaching. This is his first novel.
The Gate is as close to being like The Shack as it gets. This is
such a deep powerful moving book. In fact I have bought copies for many
I was moved and inspired by this fantastic book.
I hope that each and everyone of you pick up a copy of the book
and please share it with your friends as well.
I have to say that this is one of those rare 5 stars two times
books. You will not be able to put it down.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher.
I will be doing a giveaway of this book but for every 15 comments I
will draw another winner so tell everyone you know to come over and leave a
comment to increase your chances of winning a