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In Need of a Miracle
.....................................By Jack Rose
Share the vivid memories of a boy growing
up in the 1940s and 50s..-
the watchful eye of a guardian angel.
A rain-soaked highway; a crash; a seventeen-year-olds brain addled by the shock of seeing the car hed only owned for hours in flames. Light from the fire on the trees above giving form to a smiling face, which he suddenly recognizes: the image of his long-dead older brother. Why, he asks himself, is he still alive?
If you seek verifiable proof of real-life miracles, you
need look no further than this book. The story is, in a word, astounding.
Thanks, Jack: In Need of a Miracle revisits vivid memories of a
World War II and mid-twentieth-century New England childhood,
the memories of a boy who grew up in a large family that could
supply few material resources beyond the basics. Born with an
innate love for fishing, boats, and later cars, he got his first job at ten and set
to earning whatever was needed both to fuel his passions and to save for an
education, with an entrepreneurial drive that would put many an adult to shame.
Johnnie Rose grew up in small-town America, in the shadow of an older brother Jack (second from right), who had died at the age of twelve. Their mother, who blamed herself for her elder sons untimely death, found solace when he returned to her in a vision to tell her that God was sending her another child to take his place. Johnnie was born two years from the day Jack died. Literally two years, to the day and to the minute.
Johnnie was an adventure-seeking lad with an aptitude for getting himself into life-threatening situations, situations affecting not only his own safety but often the safety of others as well. He learned at an early age to thank his lucky stars that he had a guardian angel watching over him. Jack had made a pact with God to never again let his mother suffer the loss of a child, and had assumed the job of keeping Johnnie alive long enough to reach maturity. From relatively minor scrapes to a miraculous escape from a burning car, Jack never once let his mother or his brother down.
Life from the Beginning - alternate style
ABOUT THE AUTHOR...
JACK ROSE hailed from Springfield, Massachusetts, married at an early age and moved to California to chase his dream of becoming a mechanical engineer. Later, following another dream, he returned to northern New England to restore an old farm. He now enjoys living with his wife in the White Mountains of northern New Hampshire.
ABOUT THE BOOK...
Jack: In Need of a Miracle
Author:...... ...Jack Rose
Publisher:.......Back Channel Press, Portsmouth, NH
Contact info: .. Jack Rose: by phone, 800-249-9751; by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Specifications:..6" x 9", 320 pages, trade paperback
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