Expect a miracle: the miraculous things that happen to ordinary people

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HarperSanFrancisco, May 1, 1995 - Religion - 257 pages
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Much like the warmth and wisdom of Chicken Soup for the Soul, the author of the bestselling Starting Over and Returning offers a rich and diverse sampling of the miracles that occur in the lives of everyday people.The hand of a pianist and the arm of the quarterback are healed. A famous writer gets a feeling that something wonderful is about to happen, then meets the woman he'll marry. A Russian painter captured by the Germans in World War II uses his art to engineer his survival and eventual escape.Bestselling author Dan Wakefield has assembled numerous inspiring stories -- including entries by Michael Crichton, Rabbi Harold Kushner, actress Kathy Baker, and singer Judy Collins -- designed to help people feeling overwhelmed by daily life, physical disability, mental stress, or substance abuse take charge of their lives through faith, prayer, and a belief that the impossible can happen because: Everything counts. Every word, interaction, or thought may seem to mean nothing at the time, but could create a miracle.Already a steady seller in hardcover and trade paperback, Expect a Miracle promises to touch an even wider audience in mass market paperback."Dan Wakefield takes us on a very personal journey through the land of the miraculous. He's been there and he knows". -- Marianne Williamson

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User Review  - IonaS - LibraryThing

In this book Wakefield explores miracles of all sorts within all religious persuasions. The book is extremely well-written. While reading the first chapter I was on the point of giving up the book ... Read full review

EXPECT A MIRACLE: The Miraculous Things that Happen to Ordinary People

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Inspirational stories of the miraculous, assembled from a wide range of settings by journalist and novelist Wakefield (New York in the Fifties, 1992, etc.). Not so long ago, the author asserts, it was ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Miracles Then and Now
7
In Search of Miracles
36
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About the author (1995)

DAN WAKEFIELD's previous books include Creating from the Spirit and The Story of Your Life: Writing a Spiritual Autobiography.

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