West Virginia native, Dr. Richard Miller, held a book signing at the Lewis County Senior Center on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
His book, “The Prodigal Road-My Journey up the Mountain”, is about the Lord’s healing and how that power served to rid him of his fears, anxiety, and overcome stress.
A preacher’s son, Miller grew up in Chloe prior to moving to Ritchie County. He remembers the 93 acres, but said the family used less than that for farming.
“We had about 10 acres where we grew our food,” he recalled.
His sister, Norma, owner of the now closed Patio Plaza in Jane Lew, invited Miller to visit her and that began his relationship with Lewis County. His niece, Dianne Hicks, was the first female Mayor of Jane Lew.
Miller served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army. While in service, he got alcohol poisoning and went to see a doctor who told him there was nothing that could be done and he should pray.
Miller said he did pray, got better, and it changed his life.
“This book is about spiritual warfare-the war that went on in the background,” he said.
Miller said he hopes his book will help someone else.
“So many veterans consider suicide,” he said. “I had a mild case, but we didn’t know what it was. Focusing on individual pieces of scripture helped me.”
Miller and his wife are parents of three children (one deceased) and five grandchildren.