Sermons in Stones is a collection of eighteen beautifully-crafted short stories, anecdotes, and personal narratives offering thoughtful and profound reflection on the author's life experiences in a "mountain wilderness carved by a river". This memoir-of-sorts is a celebration of family, friends, and fly fishing from a man who is torn between the trials of the modern world and the simpler, serene ways of nature. With a poetic voice and pensive mood that invites the reader to step right into the scene, these essays reflect the same tranquility as one would find high in the Colorado mountains.
Praise for Sermons in Stones
"Anyone who enjoys the mountain rhapsodies of John Muir, the fly-fishing reveries of Maclean or McGuane, and the reflective memoir-fiction of Mark Spragg, will love David Ammons' stories and sketches of inspired travel, outdoor revelation, and mountain splendor. Ammons has given us a great first book that makes you want to hike the Rockies or stand right there in the stream as he sends out another cast." ~ Bonney Macdonald, Professor of English, West Texas A&M University
"These essays are sublime, truly lovely and profoundly moving. Ammons' writing has much heart in it." ~ Chrissy C., Editor
"Sermons in Stones is a delightful set of short stories that will fuel anyone's addiction to go fishing. It's an easy, enjoyable read that is nearly impossible to put down." ~ Pat Dorsey, Author and Fly-fishing Guide