A Cup Of Courage

A Cup Of Courage

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by Francis W. Porretto
     
 

Father Raymond Altomare has the toughest task of his ministry: bringing comfort to a man who knows he's about to die. But Del Nevins isn't sick; he's facing execution for mass murder...and he fears that the destiny that awaits him is eternal torment in Hell. How can the young priest convince the convict of the mercy God has promised to the sincerely

Overview

Father Raymond Altomare has the toughest task of his ministry: bringing comfort to a man who knows he's about to die. But Del Nevins isn't sick; he's facing execution for mass murder...and he fears that the destiny that awaits him is eternal torment in Hell. How can the young priest convince the convict of the mercy God has promised to the sincerely repentant?

"A Cup Of Courage" is featured in the collection "For The Love Of God," a compendium of Christian-themed stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032907114
Publisher:
Francis W. Porretto
Publication date:
12/04/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
534,843
File size:
100 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Francis W. Porretto was born in 1952. Things went steadily downhill from there.Fran is an engineer and fictioneer who lives on the east end of Long Island, New York. He's short, bald, homely, has bad acne and crooked teeth. His neighbors hold him personally responsible for the decline in local property values. His life is graced by one wife, two stepdaughters, two dogs, four cats, too many power tools to list, and an old ranch house furnished in Early Mesozoic style. His 12,000 volume (and growing) personal library is considered a major threat to the stability of the North American tectonic plate.Publishing industry professionals describe Fran's novels as "Unpublishable. Horrible, but unpublishable all the same." (They don't think much of his short stories, either.) He's thought of trying bribery, but isn't sure he can afford the $3.95.Fran's novels "Chosen One," "On Broken Wings," "Shadow Of A Sword," "The Sledgehammer Concerto," "Which Art In Hope," and "Freedom's Scion" are also available as paperbacks, through Amazon. Check the specific pages for those books for details.Volunteer for Fran's latest quixotic attempt to raise the quality bar for indie fiction, at "Worldwide Independent Fiction Writers Association:" wifwa.org.Wallow in his insane ranting on politics, culture, and faith at "Liberty's Torch:" bastionofliberty.blogspot.com/And of course, write to him, on whatever subject tickles your fancy, at fporretto@wifwa.org

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A Cup Of Courage 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent for a short story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting concept. I was hoping for a novel with many situations of inmates on Death Row and see how the Priest is with each person. Too bad it was a short story and not a novel.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's short and a quick read, but very thought compelling and provoking. I liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book if you have any questions or thoughts about prison and our last moments.
Ketaflo More than 1 year ago
Thought provoking reading but difficult to follow at times. Short. Expected a long book. Needed more fleshing out of the characters.
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NJG More than 1 year ago
This is a good short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written short story about life and death and whatever comes next. While I enjoyed the writing and the story it felt unfinished somehow. There should have been more for the reader to feel resolution. Not sure if this was the author's intent or an oversight.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This ws a good short story. I enjoyed itl
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A priest is called to imtervine for a man sentenced to die soon. He is engulfed in questions for his deepestt beliefs.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad