Sometimes you want to hear it from the horse's mouth!
From the editor: "The premise of the story is strong. I felt pulled into Johnny's life." On the introductory message of the book, The Editor says "This is a ground-breaking, earth-shaking truth. No one is saying this!" Angela C. Fiver.com
What early readers are saying:
"I read it in one sitting, but the profound messages of redemption and rebirth reverberated long after I finished. Highly recommended!" Poinciana W.
"Could not put it down and read it in one sitting!" Jeff T.
"Uplifting and thought-provoking story. Very enjoyable read." Deborah S.
When you decide to live up to your potential, life gives you many ways to do it but also tests your desire to follow through. Maybe you don’t get to choose how you die but you can choose how you live and what you live for. It’s natural to wonder if we can change or control our own fate. Are we predestined to die a certain day or in a certain way?
Johnny “Box” Boxton wakes one day with a clear vision that his life will end that same day. He also witnesses a miracle showing him the method of his death confirming the vision. He's failed at his marriage. He's failed to raise a family. He believes his whole life is full of failure and disappointment.
"Box" decides that if he has to die today, he will not die the way he has lived. He will clear his debts before he's gone. He will do something good. He'll do something he's never done before. He hopes he can change the vision. But more than anything, he wants to be remembered as a hero.
Johnny Box has decided not to be afraid. A man without fear is capable of anything.
He’s about to have one hell of a day.
Every life has trouble; even Christians. Sometimes, good people seem to get more than their fair share of trouble. This book opens up the discussion that sometimes tough people go through even tougher things to help them serve God in ways that only they can. How do we serve God? By caring for one another. But we often carry so much in our hearts and minds that our hands are too full to lend a hand to anyone else. God wants us to be free. However, we cannot be until we are willing to refuse dependency on things that can be taken away from us. We must also let go of pains and regrets that keep our eyes fixed on the past instead of appreciating the present opportunity to do something good today.
A Word from the Author:
I would say a quick summary of this book is, Scrooge meets Die Hard!
I have experienced personal peace and a sense of "Freeness" by letting go of things - especially things that can be lost or taken away. When I had a moment of "fullness" in my heart, it was as if there wasn't room in my heart to need anything from anyone. I had only a desire to give - of myself... at least, my desire to give was greater than my desire to receive. The bible is very clear that this is the right attitude (see Acts 20:35).
If you ask people a series of penetrating questions on "Why?"...
Why do you want to be rich?
Why do you want to be financially secure?
Why do you feel you need to be able to ____?
I believe you may eventually reach the answer "Because I want to be free."
I believe that when your sense of freedom is based on "having" something or someone...you are not free at all. However, you CAN simply "choose" to be free by not placing your dependence on "things" or even life itself...which also can be taken away.
How much more could we each accomplish if we were all free of NEED and free of FEAR?