Life isn't easy. Bad things happen whether you are rich or poor, man or woman, Christian or non-Christian. The true test of a person is how he or she handles the good and bad times. It's what you do about your situation that matters most. John Goertzen was such a man. No matter how difficult the situation was, he chose never to quit. His favorite two sayings exemplify this truth: "There's more than one way to skin a cat" and "Never say whoa in a bad place." He lived by these principles, coupled with a deep, abiding faith in God. As he quietly lived his life as a frontier boy, logger, outdoorsman, horseman, and rancher, among other jobs, he left a lasting impression on his children, his family, and his community. Never Say Whoa in a Bad Place takes you on a journey through the life of a man who experienced the agony of loss, the exhilaration of new beginnings, and triumph over nature-including a grizzly bear. Above all, read about the life of John Goertzen, a man who chose to take what life handed him and thank God for each new day.