Bud lived in the community of Zafra named in the book. It's hard to believe Bud's life was actually true, because it was more like a fairy tale..." denoting something regarded as resembling a story in being magical, idealized or extremely happy." Bud's story is the same concept; however, it's TRUE! It's magical in the sense that Bud believed God, and in believing, His power and glory was always at Bud's request.
Most fairy tales end with..." they lived happily ever after." Bud did.
God's sovereignty oozed out of Bud. His Son told us not to worry about what we should eat, drink, wear, etc. God said He knows what we need before we ask. He sustains, protects and leads us in the paths of righteousness. He promises His goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives!