Richard C. Davids lived in Bob Childress' country when he was researching and writing The Man Who Moved a Mountain. He talked to Bob's widow, his children, his brother Hasten, classmates from Union Seminary, and hundreds of the mountain people Bob had served. The result is a vivid portrayal of characters, incidents, and the mountains themselves.
"This is a fascinating biography, a moving portrait of a life that transformed a wild and rough mountain folk. Here truth is verily stranger than fiction, exciting, surprising, and utterly true...Mr. Davids has written a superbly vivid and gripping story."