Backlisted Books by John L. Moore

A backlist of John Moore's books. Most of these are still available from Christian Book Distributors (CBD), Amazon, and other sources.

The Breaking of Ezra Riley

"A tour de force, vibrating with power, and, as it is with John Moore, deep pervasive honesty.

Montana Magazine

"The Breaking of Ezra Riley is breathtakingly good and I look forward to a great deal more from John L. Moore."
Loren Estleman, award-winning western novelist.

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Leaving the Land

"Reading John Moore is like getting into the soul of a generation both in rebellion from truth and in search of truth. In reading we are touched by the understanding of ourselves."

Francis Frangipane

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The Limits of Mercy

"Moore writes about religion the same he writes about breaking a young is an essential element in life, the anchor that holds everything else together. He doesn't get mystical or mawkish on the subject, but it permeates the way Ezra Riley looks at and reacts to life."

Helena (MT) Independent Record

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Loosening the Reins

(paperback version of Take the Reins)

"John Moore is the most authentic Montana writer since Will James. Anyone who wants to know what Montana is and was should read John Moore."   
Thomas Savage, award-winning American novelist.

"This wise and gentle book is the best example of the oldest method of teaching -- father to son via the covenant -- that I have read in many years."

Larry Woidwode, award-winning American novelist.

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Bitter Roots

"This is my favorite John Moore book."

Mike Moore, Game Warden, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

"My favorite, too."

Doug Nelson, trucker, heavy-equipment operator.

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