William Satchell wrote a novel about early migrant workers going through the forests of New Zealand's Northland province. They followed after the timber cutters looking for the gum from stumps and branches of the Kauri tree (a gum used for varnish and linoleum). They lived a rough and lonely life so the novel is entitled Land of the Lost. Of course, everyone lives in the land of the lost. Whether you live in a city or in a rural area, in a civilized place or in an undeveloped place you are living among people who are lost.

-Robert Shannon, Preaching January/February 1998