The Undeserved Miracle: As Told to Franklin E. Rutledge

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AuthorHouse, Mar 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 108 pages

This book tells the true story about a young man that decided he was going to beat the moral system of Law. This system included parents, schools, civil authority and religion. Since he was a child, he wanted to do it his way. Feeling rejected because of his low self esteem, his mothers drug problem and the lack of attention he received from his father, he started using drugs and drinking at a very early age.

He cared nothing for religion and pushed God aside, yet he would pray to God to ask help for his mother. This book tells of how Gods love and mercy refused to be weaker than Tonys attempt to cast Him away. Tony learned how to hide his internal problems by amusing his friend with outward toughness. He made people laugh to keep from crying. He beat people up to hide his weakness, and he sold drugs to prove he could be somebody.

He would have ended up like most people who participate in this life style; dead or in prison. Although not his fault, he was in a serious car accident that changed the direction of his life forever. Without any will of his own to live or die, a God fearing praying woman was divinely sent to the same area where he lay in critical condition, even though the area was not anywhere near her usual route toward home. According to medical examinations/records, pinpointed operational procedures, negative medical prognosis, and eye witness accounts, Tony should be dead. No human ability or intelligence could have kept him alive.

After reading this book, you will discover that you might have received an undeserved miracle also.


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Antonio Marques Jr. (Tony) was born and raised in the city of Waterbury, CT. He is the only son of Antonio and Joanne Marques Sr. He has one sister, Melissa. He attended public schools in Waterbury, CT. He finished his GED at the Job Corp in Vermont. He earned a certificate in Auto Body and received his driving license while in the Job Corp. After moving back to Connecticut, he worked as a gas station attendant. He also worked at Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels was his last job before his almost fatal accident on February 6, 2003. He is a healthy paraplegic that can serve and care for himself with little or no assistance. Tony is fully active in his local church, Evangelistic Caravan Center, in Waterbury, CT. He wants to speak with the youth to advise them of the immediate danger of the drug and alcohol life style. He also wants to speak to parents, especially fathers, concerning their lack of involvement in their children lives, especially their sons.

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