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Johnny Reb and Billy Yank

This Civil War tale reminds us that the job of peacemaker starts with us.


  • Concept: Johnny Reb and Billy Yank, two civil war soldiers on opposite sides, have created their own series of clandestine truces. Through the midnight sharing of coffee, tobacco, etc., they form a relationship that transcends the conflict they are a part of. As the war finally comes to a close, can two simple soldiers, through their friendship, become peacemakers?
  • Story Origin: Original
  • Setting: The American Civil War
  • Precept(s):
    • The role of peacemaker is one that God expects all of us to play.
    • Our example will often speak louder that our words.
    • Being a peacemaker is a choice.
  • Key Bible Verse: Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.


  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Voices provided by Brandon Blue and Jordan Miles
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: Electra Entertainment – “Ashokan Farewell”, “Shenandoah”, “Battle Cry of Freedom” , ”Lorena”, “Palmyra Schottische”, “Dixie”


Sew Powerful Parables will tickle your funny bone, touch your heart and offer you a new way to experience God’s truth. Jesus often used parables to communicate His most important messages. Dana Buck picks up that tradition in a poetic, rhyming style that makes listening easy and enjoyable. All ages will love these stories full of memorable characters, insightful lessons and just plain fun.

After retiring from a 38-year career with the Christian non-profit organization, World Vision, Dana Buck now devotes himself full time to writing, speaking, and mentoring. His Sew Powerful Parables continue to grow in popularity as they charm audiences, readers and listeners. He is a Charter Board member for the nonprofit organization Sew Powerful, where he lends his expertise to further their mission of combating extreme poverty by training, equipping and empowering women and girls in the developing world. Dana resides in the greater Seattle area with his wife Grace and their neurotic cat. They have two children, Jared and Alyssa, and Alyssa is married to son-in-law, Ivan. No grandchildren yet, but Ivan and Alyssa do own and share their beautiful grand-dog, Odin. Reach Dana with comments or suggestions at