You’ve got to be kidding me!!! This Christian Cowboy poetry is absolutely hilarious. Thirty-eight of the poems depict the humorous misadventures of cowboy life while God’s assurance somehow keeps them safe. Reading “The Life Insurance Salesman” will keep you in an uproar of side-splitting laughter while “The Rugged Cross Brand” will likely bring a lump to your throat and a tear to your eye. Read these poems out loud for extra enjoyment or to a group for lots of laughter.
Born in 1943, Mark Finley lived in San Angelo, TX until 1958 when his family moved to New Mexico. Through high school and college at New Mexico State University, he worked part time on ranches and competed in and clowned rodeos to earn his way through college. After earning both Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Agriculture, he worked as a feedlot cowboy in Red Rock, AZ, then managed ranches in Southeastern New Mexico before beginning an Agricultural Management Specialist career with USDA. He later earned two appraisal accreditations with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and became the agency’s Chief Appraiser for Arizona and Hawaii. After retiring, he opened his own appraisal business specializing in farms, ranches and commercial ag properties. God called him to compose Christian Cowboy Poetry in December 2021 so he retired to answer God’s calling. He lives in Willcox, Arizona.