A Season of Miracles

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Kregel Publications, Apr 14, 2011 - Fiction - 271 pages
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For twelve-year-old Zack Ross, life revolves around Little League. The 1971 season is his last chance to win the championship and with the help of a new power hitter named Rafer, that just might happen. Though Rafer is a little different, he can hit a baseball farther than Joe DiMaggio, and Zack knows that's exactly what the Robins need to win it all.

As the season gets underway, it seems like nothing--not Rafer's differences, the war in Vietnam, or the attention of a girl named Rebecca--will deter Zack and his team from their goal. But little by little, Rafer begins to make an impression on them all, giving them small gifts that seem awkward at first but are soon overshadowed by a gift they never saw coming--a miracle in the making. When Rafer is suddenly hospitalized, the team bands together, determined to stand by their new friend, determined to win the trophy in his honor. Larger questions of faith and love trouble Zack's mind, but in the end, he will see there's more to life than winning or losing. And years later as he looks back, he will finally understand the real miracle of the season--the gift of God's grace.

"A Season of Miracles" is a compelling story of a friendship characterized by differences and of grace despite flaws. At times hilarious and at times tearful, it will bring southern fiction fans back to the simpler days they've long forgotten--and will never let them go.

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User Review  - tjward - LibraryThing

A Season of Miracles Review by Isaiah Armbrecht Good book. Could see the ending of their team winning from a mile away, but I didn't think that Roter would get sick. The author weaves faith & baseball into a great tale. Read full review

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User Review  - novelnympho - LibraryThing

Because I'm not a big baseball fan I wasn't sure I'd like this book, but I loved it! This book is alltogether a real gem. It will have you laughing and crying and relating to the characters. It is a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
9
Section 3
19
Section 4
23
Section 5
33
Section 6
47
Section 7
57
Section 8
71
Section 17
143
Section 18
151
Section 19
159
Section 20
167
Section 21
181
Section 22
187
Section 23
193
Section 24
197

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
107
Section 13
113
Section 14
119
Section 15
131
Section 16
139
Section 25
213
Section 26
223
Section 27
227
Section 28
255
Section 29
261
Section 30
265
Section 31
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Rusty Whitener (DMin, Gordon-Conwell Seminary) is a novelist, screenwriter, actor, and pastor. His first screenplay, Touched, won second place at the Los Angeles Movieguide Awards (2009 Kairos Prize) and first place at the Gideon Film Festival. A lifelong baseball enthusiast, Rusty and his wife Rebecca live in Pulaski, Virginia, where he writes a weekly column for the Pulaski County Patriot. Find out more at www.rustywhitener.com.

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