Have you ever wrestled with the meaning of life? Why are we here? Did you do what God asked you to do? Did it matter?

These are all normal questions. Truth is, some of us may never get a clear answer… unless we know where to look. 

Follow us on a journey of the life of just a ”normal” man in a small town in the Shenandoah Valley as he struggles with these questions through the last few days of his life.

See how God answers these difficult questions and supplies incredible comfort for those left behind. 

God does provide the answers. Your life does matter. 

You can change the world...

A message from the author.

I would like to thank you all for your support. I am humbled to see that The Unexpected Harvest has reached not only coast to coast and into Canada but also all the way over to Italy and the United Kingdom. Through your support, The Unexpected Harvest reached number one in new releases on Amazon. Still, even more humbling is listening to and reading the numerous testimonies of comfort and strength found in these pages. We have also received many stories of personal Unexpected Harvests through their own planting of seeds. We love reading your testimonies. Please continue to share this very important message with your friends, loved ones, and even strangers that you feel may find comfort in this story. Please feel free to click on our contact page to share with us, your own testimony. 

My desire is that everyone who reads this finds comfort and strength in loss. That each of us gains a better understanding of our purpose in life. We are all a part of God’s puzzle. Each of us, a piece. Either a big piece or a small piece, the puzzle needs you to be complete. We all have a part. It is simply incomplete without you. Seek God and find your place in this puzzle. You have a bigger impact than you know. 

If you find yourself with questions, I implore you to reach out to a local, bible-believing church or send us a message. 

  • Amazon Customer

    I could not put this book down! Each chapter left me encouraged and amazed at the faithfulness and provision of the Lord. Planning to gift to all of our family members and friends and continue Pawpaw’s legacy of planting seeds. Must read!

  • Michael McCaul5.0 out of 5 stars This book is sad, funny and uplifting. A good quick read that will tug at your emotions. This book is sad, funny and uplifting. It makes you look into your own life and remember how you made a great difference in other peoples lives as well as in your own life. A good quick read that will tug at your emotions. Go plant the seeds for your harvest.

  • Kindle Customer5.0 out of 5 stars Unpredictable, colorful and uplifting. I'm donating copies of this book to our children's school library. Everyone needs to hear this message. Older readers will find solace for their inevitable circumstance. The younger ones might gain the insight that their smallest choices ARE going to affect a lot of people in the future, and that they can choose to have a positive impact. Thank you DJ Johnson for planting this seed!

  • Daniel John 5.0 out of 5 stars 

    A great read! I really enjoyed this book. It was short and sweet. So many great messages. I found myself smiling a lot, especially at PawPaw.Thank you for writing this!🥰

  • Vickie Livelsberger 5.0 out of 5 stars 

    VKL - My heart was so filled with love after reading this book. Those who are involved in this story share their innermost feelings that you are immediately part of that entire situation!

  • Allie5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST read.

    This book has spoken to me in more ways than I can imagine. After losing my mother at the age of 12, and most recently my own Paw Paw in 2022, I finally can understand the reasoning behind losing them both. I’ve struggled with anxiety/depression since the loss of my mother, and I felt an overwhelming amount of peace and comfort reading this book. Please purchase and read this book, you won’t regret it!