Conditions were extra dry and hot that year of 2011 in Bastrop, Texas. A few sparks on a windy day began a major fire, and in its path were many homes nestled among the loblolly pines. Despite firefighters’ best efforts, the fire became a monster that couldn’t be stopped. Deputies ran from house to house, warning, “Y’all need to evacuate!” People left their homes with what they could grab in a few minutes, and returned a few days later to smoking ash heaps. This book gives their personal stories, and describes how they weathered this test of faith. It also describes how to fight a forest fire, and how to plan a yard with fire prevention in mind. 228 pages; paperback.