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Finding Moosewood, Finding God: What Happened When a TV Newsman Abandoned His Career for Life on an Island

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  • Posted January 21, 2014

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    Finding Moosewood, Finding God was a delightful and interesting

    Finding Moosewood, Finding God was a delightful and interesting autobiography written by Jack Perkins, a former NBC News correspondent, commentator, and anchorman. The book weaves together Jack’s personal story and details from various interviews and experiences that Jack encountered during his news career. At the age of 52, when Jack’s career was at its peak, he and his wife Mary Jo chose to leave their former life of prominence for a remote cabin on an island off the shore of Bar Harbor, Maine which could only be reached during low tide. The isolated home, which they named “Moosewood” after the trees of the same name that populated the island, became the setting for Jack and Mary Jo to “be still and know that I am God.”

    During Jack’s busy years of his career among the rich and famous, he never felt the need for God; but, in this new and quiet, isolated life, Jack began to rethink all he knew. For the 13 years while at Moosewood, Jack and his wife discovered that all through their lives there was the unseen Hand of God guiding their very steps and paths.

    I would highly recommend this book to any teen or adult reader. Jack Perkins is a “word-smith” who weaves an almost poetic literary style with vocabulary that is not only delightful, but stretches the reader to discover new words and their meanings. It is also a wonderful reminder that those whom the Lord is seeking, He always finds. Read and enjoy Finding Moosewood, Finding God. (rev. J.LaTour)

    DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was given to the school for its library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Fabulous page turner. Written by a master of words; none of whic

    Fabulous page turner. Written by a master of words; none of which was superfluous or wasted. Mr. Perkins shows us that when one is blessed with one artistic talent there are usually many more to be discovered within us.
    He's a well-known journalist, TV reporter/host, poet, photographer and not least, orchestra conductor. What a pleasant read!

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  • Posted June 2, 2013

    Finding Moosewood, Finding God transported me to the clear air a

    Finding Moosewood, Finding God transported me to the clear air and fresh pine smell of Maine. And it transported me to a slower, more deliberate pace of life. I felt at home there.

    Jack Perkins and his wife Mary Jo left L.A. and the fast paced world of national news for the beauties and challenges of life on an island off Bar Harbor, Maine.

    Perkins writes their tale with his clear, straightforward style. I could hear is rich baritone as I read the stories of their adventures and transformation.

    Those who enjoy the stories of the rich and famous will also enjoy the little snippets of Jack's Hollywood connections. 

    As I finished this book with a sigh of gratitude I had a small taste of the gratitude the Perkins' have for their years of growth on Moosewood.

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