The Lamentations of an Old Hillbilly

The Lamentations of an Old Hillbilly

A Collection of Poems, Recipes and Stories of How Faith Guided My Life.

Gene Ladd


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Gene demonstrates from his own life that while events appear disasterous, in faith unseen events are preparing a desirable outcome. The book is based on a Bible verse that says once you put your hand to the plow, if you look back you are not worth of the kingdom. Gene has emerged from every challenge in his life in a blessed place only because of his faith, not his own devices.


Gene Ladd:
Gene Ladd is from the mountains of Western North Carolina. He was born in a two-room tarpaper shack with no plumbing or electricity. In his 85 years he has been a cook, an evangelist, an actor, a radio/TV personality in New York City, a delimeister, owner of a health food store, an herbalist and a meditation and energy healing coach, devoted husband and father on his way becoming a poet. He writes about life in the mountains and the lives of the children of Appalachia, the people country singers sing about.