The Gate was released April 2013

The Gate

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 forget.

Dann is a talented artist and so as he tells a story the reader can easily visualize the scene in their minds. Orignally "The Gate" was going to have a series of Pen and Ink sketches designed by Dann's daughter that were designed to help the reader visualize the book more clearly...

Throughout the book The Gate the main character has an opportunity to revisit with some people and foods from his past.  These foods are Stouten Family favorites.  At the Stouten house food and family go hand in hand and so we would invite you to enjoy these recipes...

Dann Stouten is an author, teacher, and preacher in West Michigan



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