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Once Upon a Farm

By: Rory Feek
Narrated by: Rory Feek
Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
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National Bestseller

Sometimes it's not only what we plant, but where we're planted.

Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey’s passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones he’s making now to lead his family into the future.

When Rory Feek and his older daughters moved into a run-down farmhouse almost 20 years ago, he had no idea of the almost fairy-tale love story that was going to unfold on that small piece of Tennessee land.... and the lessons he and his family would learn along the way.

Now two years after Joey’s passing, as Rory takes their four-year-old daughter Indiana’s hand and walks forward into an unknown future, he takes listeners on his incredible journey from heartbreak to hope and, ultimately, the kind of healing that comes only through faith.

A raw and vulnerable look deeper into Rory’s heart, Once Upon a Farm is filled with powerful stories of love, life, and hope and the insights that one extraordinary, ordinary man in bib overalls has gleamed along the way.

As opposed to homesteading, this is instead a book on lifesteading as Rory learns to cultivate faith, love, and fatherhood on a small farm while doing everything, at times, but farming. With frequent stories of his and Joey’s years together, and how those guide his life today, Rory unpacks just what it means to be open to new experiences.

“This isn’t a how-to book; it’s more of a how we, or more accurately, how He, God, planted us on a few acres of land and grew something bigger than Joey or I could have ever imagined.”

©2018 Rory Feek (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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Rory writes from the heart, he tells it as he sees it.
He draws you into the book so your there with him, i have really enjoyed listening to this latest book.

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  • Ken Sayers
  • 20-06-18

Truly inspiring

I love country music and there are a lot of performers and song writers that I respect a whole lot. I have read several books about Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Pardon, and Waylon Jennings. Still out of all the artist in country music Joey and Rory are my favorite. It guess this is because of the simple approach to life and the music that I really admire. This book is more like a blog with several entries, but I absolutely love it just like I loved Rory’s first book. It isn’t just good. It is inspiring. It helps me make sense of the suffering and paints of beautiful picture out of hardships. I feel me and Rory have a lot in common being about the same age, both Marines, and both coming up in a broken home. I love his approach to life and his openness in revealing. His story renews my faith in God more than anything else. It is a reminder that joy can be found in sorrow and meaning through tragedy. This is one of my favorite books of all times. I so badly wish I could meet this man and just enjoy an afternoon talking.

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  • Kristin
  • 20-06-18

Touching

Rory, Your story telling and writing abilities are amazing! Your insight and words of wisdom and knowledge have helped me. I want to Thank you for that. I can’t wait until the next book comes out! Your voice is captivating! You should narrate other books and documentaries. God Bless you and your beautiful daughters and family.

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  • nora sayre
  • 09-08-19

Please keep writing

I have never read a book that has touched my heart like this one, will be waiting patiently for more books to come

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  • Renee
  • 12-07-19

He's wonderful!

I loved listening to Rory! Its an amazing book and will make you feel great inside!

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  • Les Riffel
  • 25-06-19

Loved it

This story was very real. We need to count our blessings daily. God bless this family!

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  • J. Lowrey
  • 22-05-19

Heartwarming

Thank you for sharing your story and beautiful family, with the world, Rory. I’ve greatly enjoyed reading and learning from your life experiences.
Highly recommended.

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  • Jared Kerst
  • 07-04-19

Simple. Powerful. Love.

Literary or not, this is the best kind of book. Honest, challenging, and full of hope.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-03-19

Truly a great listen

This is such a truly heart-warming book. I had read about Rory and Joey and listened to their music which I really love. I also followed Joey's journey and just getting a chance to listen to more of their story was just a beautiful experience. I couldn't stop listening.

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  • Tenia
  • 19-03-19

Enjoyable read (listen)

Rory’s ability to share was such a wonderful experience. I miss Joey too through his writing. God bless him and his family!!!

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  • Tricia Combs
  • 14-03-19

Joy,Hope,Love

If you don't know what love is, Jesus is the best example, but I have to give it up to Mr. Feek. Now I want to push Webster dictionary to place "livingstead" in it. Guess I better step up my game and start loving better.