Once Upon a Farm

Reviewed by: Jill Baetiong

Church: Community Christian Church, 129 Commercial Dr., Yorkville, IL 60560


Title: Once Upon a Farm

Author: Rory Feek

Publisher: Publishing Group

Publication Date: 2018

Format: print book

Length: 236 pages


Rory Feek and his wife, Joey, are Grammy Award-winning country music singers but they try, with a lot of guidance from God, to stay humble and strive to have a simple life on their farm. Rory has two grown daughters from a previous marriage and two years after Joey has their baby, a girl with downs syndrome named Indiana, Joey is diagnosed with cancer that 8 months later takes her life. This is Rory’s second book. In his first book he chronicles his and Joey’s love story and careers. In this book, Once Upon a Farm, Rory beautifully and in such a simple, heart felt manner shares about his life with his wife and how he is trying to develop a new normal, now that Joey is in heaven.

This book will have the reader captivated in Rory’s story and life lessons that he has picked up along the way. The chapters are short and so sweet with subject headings such as, Heart Break, Hymn and Her and Happy Mother’s Day, Dad. The reader will be left with feelings of hope, faith and inspiration about the big and simplest things of life.


Rating (1 to 5)

5 stars

Suggested Audience


Christian Impact

Rory’s total faith in God, in spite of the circumstances that he is facing, will be inspiring to readers of varying faith levels.

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Once Upon a Farm: Lessons on Growing Love, Life, and Hope on a New Frontier

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