The Accidental Missionary by David L. Winters and David Bredeman – Book Spotlight, Preview

Posted June 12, 2019 by Phyllis Helton in Book Spotlight /

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Based on the title of the book, I thought it was fiction. I even read the description and continued with that misconception!

I am looking forward to reading this memoir. It promises to be quite fascinating. Read on and see what I mean…

The Accidental Missionary by David L. Winters and David Bredeman – Book Spotlight, Preview

The Accidental Missionary: A Gringo's Love Affair with Peru

by David L. Winters, David Bredeman

Publication Date May 15, 2019
Genres: Memoirs
Setting: Peru Contemporary
Written for: Adults
Pages: 199


While sleeping during a missions conference, David Bredeman awakened to a call for everyone to stand. He jumped to his feet, expecting to be dismissed. To his surprise, well-meaning church members surrounded him and began praying. He learned that he inadvertently volunteered to become a foreign missionary. Days later, David found himself learning the ropes in Lima, Peru. Whether swashbuckling through the jungle or learning the language, his adventures proved entertaining and often funny. Everything began to make sense when a brown-eyed beauty caught his eye. Will the strict rules of her Bible college and David's adventures over the Andes conspire to keep them apart?

Come along for the adventure of a lifetime.

David Bredeman's story is told by David L. Winters

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David Winters, the author, shared some fun facts about himself that I am passing on to you.

What is an interesting fact about you?

I love birds and always have one or more. The current one is unimaginatively named “Birdie.” A love bird, she likes to shred paper and sit on my shoulder critiquing my work. When she goes to the bathroom, I re-write the scene.

Why write about the things you do?

I’m all about stories. Even my non-fiction includes many stories. With all that time in management, I’ve got a bunch of them. My current book with David Bredeman tells the fascinating story of an every-man/carpenter who suddenly ends up on the mission field. When not swashbuckling through the jungle, he fell in love with a Peruvian beauty. So many factors conspired against them, but he was a persistent suitor. I laughed a lot while writing the book with him and I think most readers will do the same.

Who is the favorite character you have written?

Antonio is the hero of Driver Confessional, my Uber murder mystery. He continues in an upcoming book called Stock Car Inferno that will be out later this year with Brinstone Fiction.

About David Bredeman

Author/Minister David Bredeman spent 17 years as a missionary to Peru. He and his wife Emma reside in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley where he has a small freelance cabinet making business. The Accidental Missionary is his first book.

About David L. Winters

David L. Winters is an award-winning author, speaker and humorist from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. He blogs at his website and at After a 34-year career with the government (Homeland Security, Navy, Air Force and Social Security), he wrote Sabbatical of the Mind: The Journey from Anxiety to Peace. He won a draw full of medals for that one and added another for Taking God to Work: The Keys to Ultimate Success.


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