About the Author
P. K. Vandcast was born in El Paso, Texas, the son of a rodeo clown. His mother passed away when “Van” was four and he grew up following the rodeo circuit wherever his father could get work. Raised around ropers, bull riders, and broncobusters, he learned to love the tales of the Old West— tales tall, small, true, and blue. After several years spent overseas in the military, Van now leads a simple life among friends and family, wherever that may lead him; with lengthier stays in southern California, southeast Arizona, north-central Alabama, and northern Florida. Jon J. Cardwell is a wretched sinner saved by God's free and sovereign grace. He lives in Anniston, Alabama with his wife, Lisa, and his mother-in-law, Virginia. He is the father of four and the grandfather of two. Jon serves as the pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church after having ministered as a missionary and as a missionary-pastor in the Philippines, California, and remote bush Alaska. He is the author of The Simple Gospel and the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified; and attempts to make ends meet financially as the CEO of Eclectic Cattle Productions. His Christianity has been shaped tremendously and influenced deeply by such redeemed sinners as John Bunyan (1628-88), Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-92), John Newton (1725-1807), and Granville Gauldin (1929- ). Jon spent several years in the Navy, most markedly as a U.S. Navy diver. He was medically discharged in 1993 after a decade and a half of service. He reached his highest paygrade, Chief Petty Officer (E-7), in 1989.