Donnie's Field is soothingly good inspiration. The story opens around the time of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. The main character, Donnie Jensen, born into slavery, reaches his eighteenth birthday and becomes a man, a free man, soon after abolition is mandated.
Donnie is the Abraham of his day: he doesn't know exactly where he is going, but he knows he must leave his former life behind and follow God's leading to a new land, a land God has prepared for him "flowing with milk and honey." His journey of faith takes him and his new wife, Deloris, from the bondage of enslavement to a life of freedom in which they become a powerful blessing to others in their new community.
The vitality of Donnie's faith inspires and energizes the reader to take God at his word: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Donnie's Field is a fictional account that was given to the author by God in a vision; however, it is a story that God told her actually happened. In the novel, the reader is presented with a double blessing of faith: it is an illustration of how God can be moved to action by one's childlike trust in him, and it is a demonstration of the Biblical definition of faith: "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)